Leaning Tower of Pisa, Colosseum: Students Protest Education Reform
The Leaning Tower of Pisa and Rome's Colosseum have been claimed by Italian students protesting the government's proposed education cuts and university reforms, sources said Thursday.
A crowd of 2,000 swarmed the northern Italian town of Pisa and formed a human chain around the town's famous tower, a major tourist attraction.
At the Colosseum in Rome, students marched around the ancient monument carrying banners that said "No profits off our future," The Associated Press reported Thursday.
The proposed education reforms will potentially do away with some areas of study. Universities struggling financially will be forced to close.