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VIDEO: Police attack Student demo in Dublin 3rd November 2010

category dublin | education | news report author Thursday November 04, 2010 15:47author by Trade Union TVauthor email tradeuniontv at gmal dot com Report this post to the editors

No comment style video report from Student demo in Dublin yesterday.
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Tens of thousands of students protested against the governments plans to double registration fees.

A group broke off from the main march and thousands followed and joined a loud angry protest at the Dail demanding to be let in, eggs bottles and Granny Smiths were thrown.

A group then occupied the Department of Finance on Merrion Row. Hundreds gathered there. The mood changed when a group of Gardai barged into the Department where it got very dangerous with a crush ensuing. Protesters and press did not panic which was key to limiting injuries. Anyone in the porch was thrown out. Gardai on horseback then went into the crowd. Shortly after riot vans pulled up nearby. Protesters were sitting on the ground between the horses and vans. The mounted Gardai reversed without warning onto the seated protesters. Hundreds were on a sit in front of the Department. The riot police moved in and pushed everyone back. One woman was brought out unconscious and thrown on the ground without the garda even checking if she was ok. How could an unconscious woman resist such treatment.

Watch the footage and make up your own mind.



Police continued to push remaining people down towards the Stephens Green Shopping centre continuing to threaten. One riot police gave my camera the whack of a baton without warning. One thing is for sure, the police force will not baton the press off the streets. It is a fundamental part of any democracy to have a free press.


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NOTE: A tripod went missing neither the Gardai nor the Department of Finance have it. It was by the entrance to the Department of Finance when last seen. Please call 0876101340 if someone has it.

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 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Last of images     Paula Geraghty    Thu Nov 04, 2010 21:22 
   hey     Jonny    Fri Nov 05, 2010 14:22 
   Complaints over protest policing     Jerry Cornelius    Fri Nov 05, 2010 15:41 
   hi     C    Fri Nov 05, 2010 18:59 
   The Gardai won this battle hands down...     Marcos V    Fri Nov 05, 2010 21:25 
   Be proud Johny     old codger    Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:24 
   Marcus V     opus diablos    Sat Nov 06, 2010 15:07 
   Shocking footage     rianorr    Sat Nov 06, 2010 16:05 
   Because they can     Bam    Sun Nov 07, 2010 04:34 
 10   Jonny     gnarlypenguin    Tue Nov 09, 2010 19:47 


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