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Demonstrators confront police in Parliament Square during the student protests against planned increases in tuition fees and maintenance grant cuts, in central London, Britain, 9 December 2010. Today most Liberal Democrat MPs are expected to vote for trebling of tuition fees in England to around £9,000 a year instead of the current £3,000. Students accuse the Liberal Democrats leaders of breaking their signed pledge in their election campaign that they would vote against higher tuition fees.