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In pics: Third-level students march in free fees protest

Gorillas, Pinocchio and dogs make an appearance at a colourful – but angry – protest against any potential reintroduction of fees.

REMEMBER LAST YEAR’S student protests against the then government’s proposal to increase third-level registration fees?

Today’s student march against any potential reintroduction of third-level education fees passed off peacefully but the sheer numbers paralysed the city centre for the time it took to pass from O’Connell Street to the Department of Education on Molesworth Street. Some students plan to camp outside there for the night. This was the scene today…

In pics: Third-level students march in free fees protest
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  • No fees = pants

    Image: Brian Fallon
  • Ruairi Quinn = heartbreaker

    Image: Mary Immaculate College students/David Cuddihy
  • Safe... education

    Image: Mary Immaculate College students/David Cuddihy
  • Mature student?

    Image: Ógra Fianna Fáil/Ger Fogarty
  • Boxed in

    Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
  • Carlow IT says No.

    Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
  • Was it for this...

    Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
  • Who nose what will happen?

    Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
  • A dog's life

    Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
  • Bananas

    Image: Mark Stedman / Photocall Ireland
  • Education, not emigration

    Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
  • On O'Connell Street Bridge

    Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
  • The march

    Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
  • Story, Rory?

    Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Gan dabht

    Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Dole que

    Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Lying game

    Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Limerick IT says No.

    Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
  • Angry bird

    Image: Clare Louise Cullen/@ElectricHack
  • On the move

    Image: Jonathan Horgan/@jonothegreat
  • Early gathering

    Image: @langobrien/Twitter
  • Recovery RIP

    Image: Leanna Byrne/@tough101
  • Where's Wally? Not in college...

    Image: Leanna Byrne/@tough101
  • Goverment (sic)

    Image: @CiaranLyng

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