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Trinity protestors prepared to stay until college accepts all demands

Alex Rowley
Alex Rowley

02:20 7 May 2024

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Students protesting on the grounds of Trinity College Dublin say they are prepared to stay until the college accepts all demands.

It's the fifth day of protests at the campus, as the Book of Kells was closed all weekend.

Many tourists arrived over the past number of days, only to be turned away.

A number of Trinity students formed an encampment on the grounds of the college on Friday evening

They're protesting against the university's ties to Israeli institutions and its lack of a firm statement in support of Gaza.

There are currently over 100 students and staff taking part in the encampment of over 70 tents.

Trinity announced yesterday it will consider its links with Israeli institutions, divest from investments in the region and support students from Palestine.

The union is calling for further action, including scrapping two student exchanges with Israeli academic institutions and boycotting Israeli suppliers.

Last week, the college fined Trinity Students Union more than €200,000 for losses incurred during the protest.

The Students Union intends to fight it.

This move follows similar action in the US and UK.

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