10,000 strong student protest in Dublin!

10,000 strong student protest in Dublin!

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“Approximately 10,000 students from all across Ireland walked through the streets of Dublin fighting not only against the introduction of a loan system, but also for completely free third level education. Shouts of ‘What do we want? Free Education! When do we want it? Now!’ reverberated through the crowd. Speeches from the stage highlighted the horrific reality of years of austerity and what it has done to the education system; higher drop out rates, mental health problems, and a lack of necessary services. This is in response to a possibility of student loans, an even bigger response can be expected if this proposal becomes more concrete.”

-Monika Janas, student member of the Socialist Party Ireland



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