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Antrim - Event Notice
Thursday January 01 1970

Second Belfast Protest against the Tory/Lib Dem Education Cuts/Fee Rises

category antrim | education | event notice author Thursday January 06, 2011 22:04author by Róisín

The newly established Northern Ireland Student Assembly (NISA) has called for a second protest at Belfast City for people to unite in the fight against tuition fee rises and cuts in EMA in the North.

The fight for education now comes direct to our doorstep, as the Assembly prepares to debate and vote on the future of education in Northern Ireland in the coming months. The Minister responsible, Danny Kennedy, has already indicated that he wants to follow Westminster's lead. However, he is clearly nervous and has been rocked by the level of opposition from young people here.
Just before Christmas, students representing a number of schools, colleges and Queen’s University established the Northern Ireland Student Assembly (NISA) to unite young people in the fight to defend EMA and oppose tuition fees.
EMA can be saved and the hike in tuition fees can be stopped. We are the Silent Majority. We are many, they are few.

For more information, go to the Facebook event page for the protest: HERE

Caption: Clip from last month

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