Friday 24 May 2019

Student protest turns ugly

Thousands of student protesters make their way along Merrion Street towards Leinster House yesterday. Photo: Tom Burke
Thousands of student protesters make their way along Merrion Street towards Leinster House yesterday. Photo: Tom Burke
Protesters and gardai outside Leinster House. Photo: Tom Burke
The protesters stage a sit-down at the gates of Leinster House. Photo: Tom Burke
Protesters outside the Department of Finance on Merrion Row, Dublin
Protesters face gardai outside the Department of Finance
A protester addresses the crowd with his back to the garda line
Protestors decided to stage a 'peaceful sit-down'
A line of gardai in riot gear face the protestors while mounted gardai guard the entrance to the Department of Finance
Staff in the Department of Finance watch through an egg-splattered window as the drama unfolds
Gardai attempt top break up the sit down protest
Blood pours from a wound on the head of a protester
Garda dog handlers at the scene
Gardai struggle with a protester
A garda struggles with a protester who has broken through garda lines
Gardai and protesters clash outside the Department of Finance
A view of the disturbances from the side of the protesters
A view of the protest from behind garda lines
Angry clashes between gardai and protesters
Gardai confront protesters
Gardai surround a protester
Gardai help a colleague who was knocked to the ground in the melee. Photo: Tom Burke

All photos: Collins unless otherwise stated

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