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Angry students toss furniture from balconies after freshman suicide in the Philippines

Protesting students at the Polytechnic University of Philippines created a bonfire of furniture to mourn a freshman who apparently committed suicide last week after she was forced to suspend her studies because of her inability to pay her tuition. According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, classes were canceled on Monday to mourn 16-year-old Kristel Tejada and student organizations vowed to continue protests against school policies on tuition fees.

Chairs and tables are burned by student protesters.
Chairs and tables are burned by student protesters.Dennis M. Sabangan / EPA
Student protesters throw a chair.
Student protesters throw a chair.Dennis M. Sabangan / EPA
Pilar Pangalinan, 75, holds pictures of her late granddaughter Kristel Tejada during a wake in Manila on March 18.
Pilar Pangalinan, 75, holds pictures of her late granddaughter Kristel Tejada during a wake in Manila on March 18.Dennis M. Sabangan / EPA

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