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Dublin riot police clash with students over fees

Riot police have clashed with students who had occupied the Department of Finance in Dublin city centre, in a stand against plans to increase fees for third level education in the Republic of Ireland.

Gardai forcibly ejected students from the lobby of the Merrion Row building on Wednesday afternoon.

In violent scenes, at least one person was carried away, possibly unconscious. Others were visibly injured and bleeding.

Several hundred students also staged a sit-down protest outside the building.

  • 04 Nov 2010
  • From the section Europe