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'Popular rebellion' in Ireland over water charges not over

by Simon Basketter
Issue No. 2439

Thousands of people took to the streets around Ireland last Saturday to demand water charges be scrapped.

In Dublin some 20,000 people turned out. Over 4,000 marched in Letterkenny in County Donegal.

Protests also took place in most other cities and towns.

People Before Profit MP Richard Boyd Barrett said, “The friends of the government, in various quarters, have been hoping and wishing the massive popular rebellion against water charges and the wider austerity agenda would end—they are sorely mistaken.”

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Tue 3 Feb 2015, 18:33 GMT
Issue No. 2439
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