Students Take Over Tower of Pisa

Protesters also jump turnstiles, enter Colosseum, hang banner
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2010 12:13 PM CST
Students Take Over Tower of Pisa
University students hang a banner with writing reading in Italian "No to the Gelmini (Education Minister Mariastella Gelmini) reform" from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy, Thursday, Nov. 25.   (AP Photo/Paolo Lazzeroni)

On the heels of yesterday's protests in London, thousands of Italian students took their complaints about education cuts to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Colosseum—among other places—today, clogging roads and railways in the process. At the tower, about 20 students managed to breach security and unfurl a banner from the top; others created a human chain around the building to block tourists from entering, reports ANSA. At the Colosseum, protesters jumped turnstiles and hung a banner reading "No cuts, no profit."
(More student protests stories.)

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