Cork Anti Austerity Alliance Cllr accuses Gardai of ‘political policing’ of anti water charges protests

2 November 2015
By Bryan Smyth
bryan@TheCork.ie

When Cork City Cllr Mick Barry of the Anti Austerity Alliance says…
“All the charges should be dropped”
he is referring to both the water charges, and the court charges against protesters

Solidarity actions continue in Cork city today as anti water charges campaigners including Anti Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy involved in last year’s protest against the visit of Tanaiste Joan Burton to Jobstown, Tallaght, come before Dublin’s District Court this afternoon to face charges arising from the protest.

Last night more than 40 anti water charges protestors placed a picket on the Anglesea St Garda Station and this Monday lunchtime the Anti Austerity Alliance will organise a stall in Patrick’s St where people can sign up to send messages of support to the campaigners coming before the courts today.

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Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Mick Barry (picture above) told TheCork.ie this morning:
“The Jobstown campaigners took a strong stand against the water charges and against austerity policies. That is their only crime. This is a political trial arising from political policing and it should not go any further. All the charges should be dropped.”

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