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Dublin: 21 °C Thursday 16 July, 2020

People marched against water charges in Waterford and Jobstown today

Gardai say there were no public order incidents at either protest.

waterford protest 1 Marchers make their way up along the quay to Ballybricken. Source: Facebook/Anti Water Meter Task Force Waterford

A NUMBER OF marches were held in different parts of the country this afternoon against water charges and austerity.

A large march was held in Waterford City organised by a number of groups including the Anti Water Meter Task Force Waterford.

Several hundred people took part in the march and gardaí say there no arrests or public order incidents.

Another march was held in Jobstown in Tallaght this afternoon that was designated as a “Community March For Jobstown”.

jobstown Today's march in Jobstown. Source: Tallaght Says No to Water Metering

The area was thesite of last week’s protest that saw Tánaiste Joan Burton prevented from leaving the area when her car was blocked.

Today’s protest saw the marchers gather at the Jobstown House before hearing speeches and music.

Gardaí also say there were no incidents at this event.

jobstown 2 Source: Tallaght Says No to Water Metering

Read: Coppinger: December 10th could become a day of national strike >

Read: Opinion: Water protestors should claim victory and go home now >

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