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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C
Water protests

Russell Brand feels so strongly about the Jobstown arrests he can't even keep his towel on

Russell has a few (more) things to say about water charges.

Russell Brand / Youtube Russell Brand / Youtube / Youtube

RUSSELL BRAND HAS released another video supporting Ireland’s anti-water charges movement.

In typically animated fashion, he delivers a 6 minute speech excoriating the new charging regime, the political establishment and the Irish media

“In the world-wide war that is called austerity, in Ireland now water protesters are being dragged from their beds and arrested like political prisoners and the Irish news still finds time and ways to make a water pun,” he says, before introducing a clip of RTÉ coverage.

People are protesting because some people have this crazy notion that water’s meant to be free anyway.

The comedian (for some reason) filmed the whole clip from his bed. Clearly, he feels pretty strongly about the subject — the towel loosely draped around his shoulder falls off at one point.

Thankfully the video ends before he has the chance to shake off the duvet, too.

You can watch the whole thing here.

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