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Spain: Madrid's yo-yoing barricades go up, then down again00:40

Spain: Madrid's yo-yoing barricades go up, then down again

Spain, Madrid
October 24, 2013 at 08:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Spain: Madrid's yo-yoing barricades go up, then down again

Police were removing barricades around Madrid's Complutense University again Thursday, a day after they broke through student lines after a short stand-off. Students re-erected barriers in a protest motivated by the high price of university education in Spain.

Around 30,000 university students were priced out of university by high registration fees. Some students are also upset over the so-called Wert law, named after Spanish Minister of Education Jose Ignacio Wert. Among the law's requirements are single-sex schools receiving only partial funding from the state, and students having to choose earlier between a vocational and an academic path.

Spain youth unemployment rate currently stands around 57 percent.

Spain: Madrid's yo-yoing barricades go up, then down again00:40
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Spain: Madrid's yo-yoing barricades go up, then down again

Police were removing barricades around Madrid's Complutense University again Thursday, a day after they broke through student lines after a short stand-off. Students re-erected barriers in a protest motivated by the high price of university education in Spain.

Around 30,000 university students were priced out of university by high registration fees. Some students are also upset over the so-called Wert law, named after Spanish Minister of Education Jose Ignacio Wert. Among the law's requirements are single-sex schools receiving only partial funding from the state, and students having to choose earlier between a vocational and an academic path.

Spain youth unemployment rate currently stands around 57 percent.