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Protesters showed the Government a red card over its economic policies
People from across the country took part in the march
Property Tax was the main concern of marchers
Organisers said people had been pushed too far
Thousands at Dublin anti-property tax march
Anti-property tax march held in Dublin
Gardaí have estimated that at least 5,000 people
took part in an anti-Property Tax and austerity protest in Dublin city
centre.Marchers gathered for a rally outside City Hall.
Speakers urged the crowd not to pay what they called the “home tax” and promised a national campaign of resistance.
The protest was organised by the Campaign Against Home & Water
Taxes, along with unions and anti-austerity groups to coincide with the
meeting of EU Finance Ministers in Dublin Castle.
Gardaí closed roads in the vicinity and cordoned off entrances to the castle for the duration of the event.
Richard Boyd Barrett of People Before Profit
accused the Government and the Troika of “living on another planet”.He
said the march was the “beginning of a peoples’ revolt against this
cruel, unjust austerity programme that is killing us”.
Apart from an attempt to burn an EU flag the march passed off peacefully.
Thousands attend anti-austerity march in Dublin – RTÉ News.