Water charges protest to take place in Limerick

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

A selection of the protestors from Limerick march through O'Connell Street in Dublin, at the national anti-water charges protest which took place at the weekend. A similar protest is to take place in Limerick on Saturday, October 25, from outside City Hall
LIMERICK is to play host to its own anti-water charges march later this month.

LIMERICK is to play host to its own anti-water charges march later this month.

A big crowd is expected to gather at City Hall on Saturday, October 25, for a local protest against the charges which came into force this month.

The march is being organised by the Anti-Austerity Alliance’s ‘We won’t pay’ campaign, and will kick off at 2pm from City Hall.

People taking part are being encouraged to bring Irish Water application packs.

It comes hot on the heels of a demonstration in Dublin, which drew an estimated 100,000 people.

One of the organisers, Cllr John Loftus, AAA, said: “Hundreds have been at meetings across Limerick and we have seen anti-meter protests popping up right across the city. Together with the victory of the AAA in the by-election, this should give people the confidence to hold firm and refuse to pay this unjust charge.”

A similar protest is being planned in Limerick on November 1.