Cork groups prepare for Dublin water protest

3rd December 2014
By Elaine Murphy
elaine@TheCork.ie

With exactly one week to go before the December 10 anti water charges protest outside Dail Eireann, the We Won’t Pay campaign this morning claimed that the event has the potential not only to further undermine the charge but to shake an increasingly weak, discredited and unpopular Government.
Announcing plans to run buses from Cork, the campaign called on Cork people to do all in their power to get to Dublin next Wednesday for the protest which starts outside Dail Eireann at 1pm.

Cllr Marion O’Sullivan of the Anti Austerity Alliance said: “Big numbers of people are just not conned by the Government’s revised water charges package. If the Government get the water charge up and running the charge is only going to rise after the General Election and that is widely understood. I expect a very big attendance at the December 10 protest and I think it could really shake an already discredited and unpopular Government. I am calling on Cork people to do everything in their power to make it to the protest next Wednesday.”

Cllr Lil O’Donnell of the Anti Austerity Alliance said: “Thousands of Cork people will be travelling to Dublin next Wednesday by train, car and bus. The We Won’t Pay campaign will be running buses. Anyone who wants to travel on one of our buses should contact 087 3416238 to book their place before the weekend.”

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