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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Limerick students take to the streets in fees protest

“No way, we won’t pay”

Down with that sort of thing

(Picture courtesy of Neville Gawley)

There were reports of major traffic disruption in Limerick city centre today as up to a thousand college students took to the streets in protest of the possible reintroduction of third level fees.

Students from Limerick Institute of Technology, University of Limerick and Mary immaculate college were taking part in the march which began at the Limerick school of Art and Design and made its way into the city.

AA Roadwatch reports,

The students will march from Clare St to a meeting at Arthurs Quay. The route will be down the Dublin Rd, O Connell St, O Connell Ave, Wolfe Tone St, Gerard St and Henry St.
The protest began around 12.15pm. Similar protests are also taking place in Dublin.

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