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Demo calls for bailout of people, not banks

Brian McDonald

Published 30/11/2010 | 05:00

Third level students holding a protest against the €85bn IMF/ECB bailout outside the Anglo Irish Bank branch on Foster Street in Galway yesterday
Third level students holding a protest against the €85bn IMF/ECB bailout outside the Anglo Irish Bank branch on Foster Street in Galway yesterday

A GROUP of students protested yesterday at Anglo Irish Bank in Galway city, calling for a bailout of students and workers rather than bankers.

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Organiser Joe Loughnane of Free Education for Everyone (FEE) said the protest was being held by third level students in solidarity with workers. They were particular angry that the Pension Reserve Fund had been "given away" in the deal done with the IMF and the ECB..

"We are demanding a general election before the Budget. The austerity package attacks the most vulnerable while refusing to hold those who created the crisis responsible," he said.

Calling for an end to ''cronyism and corruption'', Mr Loughnane claimed the government plan would "halt access to education in the coming years and depreciate the country's great resource--its people".

Irish Independent

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