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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Student union leader arrested at Dail protest

Published 15/11/2012 | 05:00

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THE president of the country's national student union body was arrested last night following a demonstration in the Dail.

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About 100 Union of Students in Ireland (USI) members were in the Dail visitors' gallery during a debate on college fees and grants.

When the vote on a Fianna Fail motion was defeated, the USI representatives stood up and turned their backs on Government TDs.

USI president John Logue was arrested by a garda and led away in handcuffs after he was repeatedly asked to sit down and he refused, according to a USI spokesman.

Last night, several colleagues of Mr Logue's from the USI and the Trinity College students' union attended Pearse Street garda station awaiting Mr Logue's release.

Irish Independent

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