Trinity students issue list of demands over fees, promise to escalate protests if demands are not met 1 year ago

Trinity students issue list of demands over fees, promise to escalate protests if demands are not met

This might be only the beginning.

As part of the Take Back Trinity campaign, students from Trinity College have issued a list of demands, as they have called a temporary halt to their occupation of the Dining Hall. This isn't the end of the saga though, as there is set to be a rally taking place in the Front Square at 1 pm today.

The occupation of the Dining Hall came to an end as a result of the college leaving the students without access to bathroom facilities, food or water, a spokesperson for the group claims. Trinity have since responded and said that the students are not locked in the college, and that they can leave whenever they want to.

The campaign have issued a list of their demands, which can be seen below:

  • Affordable rental options for the full academic student year for all students. Any rent increases will be rejected by the group.
  • No more increases to student fees, in any form. They condemn and reject recent fee hikes for postgraduate and international students. They also demand that these fees are no longer to be discussed or amended in an annual review.

The demands were accompanied by a statement, which read: "We will continue to protest until our demands are met. We will escalate our protests until our demands are met."

It will definitely be interesting to see how this plays out, the story seems far from over.