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The naked truth? Anti-fluoride protesters strip off to demand 'safe' water

The naked demonstration will “symbolise how we in Ireland have been stripped of our rights to clean safe water”, according to organisers.
Jul 11th 2013, 7:45 AM 17,034 142

PROTESTERS OPPOSED TO water fluoridation will gather in Dublin city centre today to demonstrate their dissatisfaction in an eye-catching way: a naked protest.

The protest, organised by The Girl Against Fluoride, will take place at 1pm outside Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. The naked demonstration will “symbolise how we in Ireland have been stripped of our rights to clean safe water” according to the grassroots organisation’s Facebook page.

“We have been stripped of our rights not to be drugged against our will with unlicensed,untested chemicals. This is our opportunity to make people aware of what is in their drinking water,” it added.

The group, organised by Aisling FitzGibbon, is taking legal action against the Irish government in a bid to end the policy of mandatory water fluoridation in Ireland, claiming that it is harmful to public health.

Read: Proposed bill would ban fluoride from Ireland’s water
Oireachtas agenda: HSE changes, Garda cuts and fluoride in water

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