Two demonstrators jump from the top of a bonfire in Parliament Square, as students demonstrate against planned tuition fee increases in London, England, on Dec. 9. Dominic Lipinski/AP
Police officers scuffle with demonstrators, and the media, during a student protest in London, England, on Dec. 9. Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
British students try to remove barriers set up by British police officers during scuffles following a protest march on Dec. 9 in London, England against government plans to triple tuition fees. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP
Police officers try to control demonstrators during a student protest in London, England, on Dec. 9. Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
Police officers stand in Parliament Square, before a student protest, in London, England, on Dec. 9. Andrew Winning/Reuters
Thousands of students march through the streets of central London to the Houses of Parliament on Dec. 9. Sang Tan/AP
Standing on the plinth of a statue of wartime leader Winston Churchill, British students protest in London, England, on Dec. 9. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP
Students march during a protest against proposed tuition fee rises in Birmingham, England, on Dec. 8. Darren Staples/Reuters
Students protest against proposed tuition fee rises in Birmingham, England, on Dec. 8. Darren Staples/Reuters
A student protests in Parliament Square in London, England, on Dec. 9. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP
Experts remain skeptical of whether the country is prepared for potential post-election violence. Meanwhile, Nigerian officials have confirmed that hundreds of civilians have been kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists.
ByVincent Nwanma, Correspondent
With Saturday's presidential election in Nigeria looming, armored vehicles and rifle-toting police have surrounded the offices of the electoral commission in a Lagos suburb, while police checkpoints are multiplying along Ikorodu Road, the bustling city’s main thoroughfare.