While I can appreciate that students will be annoyed at the government's policy on tuition fees, especially if they voted for the Lib Dems (your reports), I would urge them to look at the big picture and perhaps regard this episode as part of their broader education, and I would inform them of the following points:
1: Free education is a privilege, not a God-given right, in fact it is not even "free"; it is paid for with taxpayers' money. The taxpayer, incidentally, will also pick up the tab for the damage caused during the London "demonstration".
2: The world is slowly emerging from a financial recession and everyone is facing hard times. The ones who succeed in the coming times will not be those who expect everything to be handed to them on a plate, but those who get off their backsides and work for what they want.
WALTER J ALLAN
Colinton Mains Drive