Ten people were arrested today as thousands of students protested on the streets of Bristol.
Police were forced to close the M32 motorway as the mob – many of whom lit flares – marched into the city centre.
Most protested peacefully but some demonstrators covered their faces with scarves and masks as they jostled with police.
Ten demonstrators were arrested for minor public disorder offences.
Students from the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England attended the demonstration.
They began their protest at College Green in the city at 11am and continued to protest into the early evening.
One protester carried a banner which read: ”Look what I did with my arts degree” while another said: ”I had a dream but they added fees”.
Chief Inspector Mark Jackson from Avon and Somerset police said: ”Police would like to thank members of the public for their continued cooperation after today’s demonstration in Bristol.
”In particular our thanks go to the motorists who were disrupted for a short amount of time when the M32 was closed for safety reasons.
”Once again the majority of people taking part were well behaved but ten people were been arrested for minor public order offences.
”There is a small minority who are damaging the reputation of those genuinely trying to make their voices heard.”