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There have been angry scenes in Aberystwyth today as hundreds of university students staged a sit in demonstration at a closure-threatened halls of residence.
They are protesting at plans to replace the historic Pantycelyn building with a new development nearby.
Aberystwyth University has said the new, Penglais Farm, residences will include "a dedicated area for Welsh language students, with a particular social area for Welsh speakers."
It said "these are early days" for considering the Pantycelyn building's future, and it will remain as a Welsh medium hall during the 2014/15 academic year.
Students at Aberystwyth University have been protesting against the closure of Pantycelyn halls of residence.
Aberystwyth's Welsh Students' Union (UMCA) says a new student village where the university plans to move students "is completely unsuitable for the Welsh community."
"There is no sufficient space for Aelwyd Pantycelyn's weekly practice, no UMCA office or Canteen - these are elements that are absolutely essential in maintaining our community of Welsh students. After the lack of consultation on these plans, students have completely lost faith in the University."
Hundreds of students with gather at a rally today to oppose Aberystwyth University's plans to close the historic Pantycelyn halls of residence and move them to a nearby site.
Aberystwyth students union says the move would be 'completely unsuitable'.
The university has been asked to comment.