Protest probe

“NUI, Galway officials have launched an internal investigation into the student protest that forced Bertie Ahern’s speech to the college’s Literary and Debating Society to be cancelled on Monday night. A group of student protesters called ‘Free Education for Everyone (FEE)’ were involved in scuffles with gardai as they attempted to block the former Taoiseach’s path into the college. The protesting FEE members claim they were subjected to physical assaults from gardai and insist they were taking part in a peaceful protest. One protester was arrest for public order offences. Galway FEE group Organiser, Joseph Loughane said the group would be sending a report to the Garda Ombudsman …” (more)

[Declan Rooney, Galway Independent, 4 February]

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