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

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Protesters throw a bench from a balcony following an apparent suicide by a college freshman at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Manila on March 18.

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.

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Chairs and tables are burned by student protesters.

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Student protesters throw a chair.

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Pilar Pangalinan, 75, holds pictures of her late granddaughter Kristel Tejada during a wake in Manila on March 18.

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