Anti water charges protest in Cork will be ‘family friendly’ according to organisers

7 January 2016
By Bryan Smyth

The right2Water campaign has announced a National Day of Protests across the country for Saturday 23 January.

When and where
The Cork City demonstration will start at at 2pm from the the Grand Parade Library. People are asked to assemble from 1.30pm.

The protest groups are against the notion of charging for water. Charges are administered in Ireland by a utility called ‘Irish Water’ which is part of a company called ‘Ervia’.

In a statement the Cork branch of Right2Water said

“We have seen half a million people take to the streets demanding that their “Human Right To Water” be respected and we are expecting another huge turn-out on January 23rd. Water Charges have been at the top of the political debate and, going forward, Water charges will be the number 1 election issue. The Right2Water campaign has also highlighted other issues, homelessness, health cuts, unemployment, emigration, health, TTIP etc. and has given a voice to those suffering because of the horrifically cruel policies inposed on the people of Ireland.”

Organisers are keen to stress that the demonstration will be a “family friendly gathering” with “face painters, music, colour and craic”.

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