If you haven’t heard by now university tuition rates in the United Kingdom will triple thanks to British Parliament who approved of this controversial plan.
Unfortunately, HRH Prince Charles and his wife Camilla’s car was attacked this evening by demonstrators angry over this rate hike. The royal couple were attending the Royal Variety Performance on December 9, “… in aid of the Entertainment Artistes Benevolent Fund.” Thankfully, they and others were not injured.
According to CNN International:
The demonstrators broke a window and tossed paint on the car, however neither royal family member was injured in the attack.
‘We can confirm that their Royal Highnesses’ car was attacked by protesters on the way to their engagement at the London Palladium this evening,” a spokesman for the prince said. “Their Royal Highnesses are unharmed.”
The attack followed a vote in the House of Commons to approve a plan to raise the existing cap on tuition rates charged by universities from £3,000 to £9,000. In U.S. dollars, that’s a nearly $10,000 increase — from roughly $4,700 to $14,000. Lawmakers approved the plan in a 323-302 vote.
The measure awaits approval by the House of Lords and a signature by the queen before it can become law.
To view video as well as to the read more about this unfortunate situation with please visit CNN’s official site athttp://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/12/09/uk.tuition.protests/index.html?iref=NS1
Photo (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh) and small quote courtesy of Daylife.com.