CITY BANK SHUT AS STUDENTS STAGE SIT IN
February 29, 2012 - 3:16pm
AIB Lynch's Castle at Shop Street in the city has been closed this afternoon after a group of students protesting against cuts to education occupied the building.
It follows on from a protest which began at NUI Galway earlier this afternoon.
There's a strong garda presence at the bank as up to 20 students stage a sit-in at the foyer of the bank.
Up to 150 second level and third level students protested in Eyre Square this earlier afternoon.
They're angry at cuts to education and a planned increase to college registration fees.
The students, who were carrying placards and chanting "cutbacks- fight back," marched from Eyre Square to the office of Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh in Bohermore.