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Mass rally to take place in support of water protesters ahead of trial of 17-year-old

The trial, due to begin next Monday, is the first relating to charges of false imprisonment in connection with the Jobstown protest which saw then-Tánaiste Joan Burton confined to her car for two hours in November 2014.

19/9/2015. Anti Water Charges Campaigns A protest against political policing concerning Jobstown marching on the Criminal Courts of Justice in September 2015 Source: Sam Boal

A MAJOR RALLY is due to take place this evening in solidarity with those water protesters charged in relation to a demonstration in Jobstown, Tallaght, in November 2014.

At that rally, then-Tánaiste Joan Burton was allegedly confined to her car for two hours by the protest.

The first trial for false imprisonment in connection with that protest, which is that of a 17-year-old, is due to begin next Monday 19 September in the Children’s Court.

More than 20 people, including sitting Anti-Austerity Alliance / People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy, have come before the courts in connection with the protest.

4/4/2016. Jobstown Court Cases Paul Murphy Source: Leah Farrell

Murphy and 19 other adults will be tried at the Circuit Court.

Tonight’s rally, which is due to take place in Jobstown Community Centre from 7pm, has been described by Murphy as a “crucial point in the struggle to defend the right to protest”.

Murphy is currently fund-raising in an effort to cover any bail which may be required following the trials.

“Consider it a donation of a portion of the water charges you’ve saved because of campaigning by this 17 year old and hundreds of thousands of others,” he said in a Facebook post concerning the protest.

Comments are closed as the case is before the courts

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