The Right2Water website currently lists over 87 locations nationally, where water protests are to be held this Saturday and the numbers are growing fast with well over 100,000 expected to take part.
Irish Water symbolises excess, incompetence and overcharging. The Government will have to back down on the introduction of water charges. The sooner the penny drops with them, the better; the reality is that people are not handing back these forms. Many of the forms that have been sent back were sent back by people early on who have no intention of paying and who were themselves not aware of the scale of opposition and anger about the imposition of this unfair double tax.
From Ballyshannon in Donegal to Tralee in Kerry, we are witnessing an unprecedented popular mobilisation which started in Dublin on October 11th, and will only end when domestic water charges are abolished.
Water charges and the scandal that is Irish Water is simply a step too far, it has become a symbol of everything that is wrong with the austerity agenda. Water is a human right for every citizen and not something to be bought and sold. The people’s army is on the march and will not settle for anything less than abolition of the charges.
The momentum continues to grow with large meetings and ongoing resistance to meter installation and non compliance across the country.
Find the protest near you and turn out with your family and friends This Saturday’s demonstration will dwarf that of October 11th.
Click on the link to find your local protest: http://right2water.ie/events