Thousands of chanting students, teachers and parents took to the streets across the Balearics and Spain yesterday  to protest against government spending cuts, higher university tuition fees and other reforms to the education system.
The demonstrations  came on the last day of a three-day nationwide strike by university students.
The national Students’ Union which organised the protests and strike says tuition fees have jumped by 50 percent since the centre right Partido Popular  came to power in December 2011, leaving universities with 45,000 fewer students because they cannot afford to study.
The union also says the government has cut spending on public education by around €7 billion euros  since it came to power and fired around 32,000 teachers.


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