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    Simply enough, sure they want to make a point and will probably plan 10395304 more protests between now and when the legislation gets passed to raise certain tuition fees to £9000 in 2012

    but just look at the RMT tube strikes, completely lost public support and backing now the first 2 or so were generally supported it could be said, we empathised with them and empathise with the need for Industrial action if we think the government is doing whatever they want with necessary Job (staffing at Train stations, not just ticket staff) and well we did think they had a good point to

    I doubt you'd find much public support for them now anyway, it's what the.... 4th, 5th tube strike going on right now? Disrupts work and a lot of peoples' normal travel routes, causes huge traffic for most of the day and because it's been so continual, I guess people have just lost support for it, they're still trying to make the same point but seeing as Tube networks still get run anyway and people find a way around it, no one seems to give a damn about the RMT and their lost cause

    Who knows when it will but I think this will be the same for tuition fees, it's already started happening, the average working adult probably just sees' a couple of these violent, hooligan like teenagers just lurking around the streets, they protest for a few hours and then get bored and smash stuff up, start fires and smash windows. It's a ridiculous summary of students but I'm sure some of them think of us like that, even though it's always the minority of course they just see the vandals and assume all students are like that, pointlessly skipping school, lectures to support a soon to be lost cause

    By the next protest or the protest after, for most people it will just be like the RMTs' tube strikes I think, "Oh it's just another stupid student protest, they can't express themselves and make a point so they'll just destroy property and or anything near them, why are we even paying for them go to University again"....

    Stop frequent protesting. Do it monthly maybe, make them big and try to keep them peaceful or it's just gonna be another lost cause
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    Do the vast majority of us have any ability to control the minority who are out to be violent whenever they can? Unfortunately not.

    If we keep our protests monthly then there won't be another one before they make the vote on the increase! We need to keep pressure on them with peaceful occupations and marches until that vote is made and then we need to keep on making life hell for any libdems who break their pledge afterwards.
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    Ha the Tube are so hated by the public now its unbelievable.
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Ha the Tube are so hated by the public now its unbelievable.
    yeah exactly, wonder what the average late 20 something year old adult in London for example thinks of students now and after the next protest tomorrow and after the next protest...

    well they'll think students are persistent for one
 
 
 
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