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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 17°C
CityTaxisGalway via Twitter Eyre Square this morning
# Your Say
Poll: Were the Gardaí right to dismantle the Occupy Galway camp?
The final Occupy camp was evicted in the early hours of this morning. Right decision? Or would you have liked to see it stick around?

The final Occupy camp in Ireland was evicted from Eyre Square in Galway during the night, 215 days after it had first been set up to protest social inequality and corporate greed.

Other camps around the country, including Dublin and Cork, had already been dismantled over the past two months.  In a statement, Galway City Council said it respects the right of people to take part in lawful protest but the occupiers had refused to leave voluntarily after being requested to do so, which rendered the occupation illegal.

Protesters from the camp posted a video of the eviction which criticised the Gardaí and the Irish government for evicting the camp, which they said was a legitimate form of protest.

So we’re asking today what do you think about it? Were the Gardaí and Galway City council right to dismantle the Occupy Galway camp?

Poll Results:

Yes (1889)
No (759)
I don't know (117)

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