Saturday, 29 August 2015

Water-charges protesters take to Dublin streets

Two major protests against water charges are underway in Dublin city centre this afternoon.
The rallies at Heuston Station and O'Connell Street are the first demonstrations on the issue in almost six months.

Today is also the first time that protesters hit the streets since it was revealed that as many as 20 people could face charges as a result of a protest in Jobstown which saw the Tánaiste trapped in her car.
Organisers Right2Water warned anyone who cannot control their anger to stay away today.
Protester Mick Bates, who was also in Jobstown, said they still wanted the Government out.
He said: "This protest has gone way beyond water now…It's really to remove this Government from power. A lot of people joined the protest because the water charge was the final straw for them.
"It's not only about water now - it's about property tax, Universal Social Charge, you name it. There's been so many kick downs and we're not getting anything back. People just can’t afford to live anymore."
Irish Breaking News

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