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‘Trillion Dollar Debt Day:’ US students write off unbearable dues in protest (PHOTOS)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

‘Trillion Dollar Debt Day:’ US students write off unbearable dues in protest (PHOTOS)


Hundreds of American students have protested the financial plight brought about by student debts across the country, as the total US student debt topped $1 trillion. The protesters burned their loan documents demanding a right to “debt-free degrees.”

­In New York, hundreds of students gathered at Union Square Park holding placards reading “Debt free degrees” and “Education in America: Don’t Bank on It.” They also compared the sprawling student loan debt to the home loan bubble that sparked the 2008 economic crisis.

Hadi Nassar, a 31-year old dental resident, who was left with a $186,000 debt after eight years of undergraduate and dental school education, said he would not be able to make ends meet if he was to work at a community clinic..... MORE
SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/usa/news/student-loan-protest-usa-004/

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