Northern Ireland

Two men charged following Belfast fees hike protest

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Two men, aged 19 and 23, have been charged with public order offences after a Belfast protest against plans to raise third level tuition fees.

They are due to appear in Belfast Magistrates' Court in January.

In total, six men and two women were arrested for public order offences. Six people have been released pending reports.

Three of those arrested are under 18 years old.

Another man arrested at the protest has been charged with possessing drugs with intent to supply.

Police moved in on Thursday as about 30 young people sat down and blocked Donegall Square North outside Belfast City Hall.

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