A small crowd of demonstrators gathered in Virtual Hyde Park again today, as the real demonstration by students took place in Central London. The students are demonstrating against the massive increases planned by the UK government in respect of tuition feels. Feelings were running high and the demonstrators' anger at the Conservative/LibDem government’s proposed tuition bill was strongly displayed as they used SL as a media platform. One of the demonstrators in SL, Lady Driver, told me that they are against any fees, not just an increase in fees. She said “the students are our future.” Another demonstrator Lisabeth told me “the working class and students should never have to pay the debts of the rich.”
I asked if they thought the government would take any notice of these demonstrations and they told me “Absolutely, there are already reports that MPs are sh**tting themselves from a source in parliament. According to a community worker who is in parliament for a conference about young people, the mood among MPs is tense and anxious. They are absolutely sh**itting themselves because of the anger in the conference and on the streets.”
Lady Driver said “I hope the government splits and it falls so there is a general election and boot the liars out” Demonstrator Czarny added “because they know if the bill is passed, there will be an even more serious escalation of the student revolt.”
Although the MP's have just voted for the bill to go through, this doesn’t look like it will be settled any time soon.