Organisers of over 100 local Right2Water protests around Ireland today have expressed delight at the massive turnout, despite torrential rain.
In a statement, the Right2Water campaign said:
“Despite torrential rain, our expectations have been massively exceeded, with well over 150,000 people coming out in every neighbourhood, town and village to send a clear message to the Government: water is a human right, and we demand the abolition of domestic water charges.
“Today showed the strength of public opposition to water charges in communities up and down the country. The time has come for the Government to accept the will of the people, abolish domestic water charges and return to the drawing board. Until they do, the Right2Water campaign will keep up the pressure.
“Details of a major rally outside the Dail on December 10th – International Human Rights Day – will be announced during the coming days”, the statement concluded.