The protest in Palma against the education law and calling for more investment in education. | Joan Torres
Hundreds of secondary school students took part in a protest in Palma yesterday against the national government's LOMCE education law (LOMCE stands for the law for the improvement of educational quality). In all, around 17,000 students in their last two years of secondary education, studying for the baccalaureate or on professional training courses took the day off and went on strike. These represented 42% of the total number of pupils at these levels in the Balearics; some 13,500 of them were in Majorca.