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Dublin: 9°C Sunday 27 September 2020

Activists occupy Bank of Ireland on O'Connell St

Gardaí are at the scene of the protest, which was organised by Occupy Dame Street.

Richard Moloney
Richard Moloney

A NUMBER OF independent activists have occupied Bank of Ireland on Dublin’s O’Connell St.

Gardaí are at the scene and stationed at the door of the bank.

Occupy Dame St said its activists have occupied the bank. They did so because they objected to a bond payment of €576,368,867.

Explaining their motives, they said on Facebook:

We take this action today to object to and raise awareness that the bank bailout continues today with a payment to a bondholder of €576,368,867 on behalf of Bank of Ireland. Billions have been paid to bondholders, who got them at heavily discounted prices, while crippling cuts and new taxes have been imposed on the people in Ireland. “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty”

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They held up signs saying “Bank bailout in progress”, “It’s still not our debt” and “We are unstoppable another world is possible!”

Gardaí said there had been no arrests.

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