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Student Fees: Fights In Dublin But It’s T-Shirts In London (Photos)

by | 3rd, November 2010

STUDENTS are revolting in Dublin. There’s a mass demonstration in the city centre outside the Department of Finance buildings off St. Stephens Green. Meanwhile, in London the protest is in the form of Clare Solomon’s T-shirt.

Fists or felt tips? Choose your weapons.

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Students protesting against a increase in 3rd level fees, clash with police as they hold a mass demonstration in Dublin city centre outside the Department of Finance buildings off St.Stephens Green, Dublin.

Clare is unhappy that the cap on student fees is being raised to £6,000 a year from £3,225-a-year (and as much as £9,000 in “exceptional circumstances”). Solomon, President of the University of London, was meeting Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in the Cabinet Office.

It was Clegg’s LibDems who said before the election:

“I pledge to vote against any increase in fees in the next parliament and to pressure the government to introduce a fairer alternative”

Although in 2009, Clegg did also say:

I believe tuition fees are wrong, I believe they need to be abolished, I want to do it as soon as possible. But we need to treat people like grown-ups, and we need to be realistic. Ending tuition fees would cost billions of pounds every year. We need to be certain we can afford it before we make any promises.”

It can’t be afforded. And it’s going up. What are you going to do about it?



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