#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 2°C Sunday 7 March 2021
Advertisement

Heavy garda presence as water protesters march on RTÉ

A number of campaigners have accused the national broadcaster of bias against the protest movement in recent months.

Updated 7.43pm

water protest - RTE . Pictured Water p Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

GROUPS PROTESTING THE imposition of water charges staged a march to the RTÉ campus in Donnybrook today.

Pictures show around 150 people taking part in the demonstration, as gardaí and security guards look on.

The event has been planned via closed Facebook groups over the last number of weeks.

water protest - RTE . Pictured Water p Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

water protest - RTE . Pictured a heavy

A number of campaigners have accused the national broadcaster of bias against the anti- water charges movement over recent months.

At a march in December, an RTÉ van was daubed with the word ‘lies’.

There was also some criticism of Ryan Tubridy’s Late Late Show interview with Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy last month – with some viewers saying the presenter’s approach was over-the-top.

Today’s march began near Donnybrook, proceeding along a stretch of dual carriageway towards Montrose.

water protest - RTE . Pictured (LtoR) Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

water protest - RTE . Pictured a heavy Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Protesters formed a motorcade to travel to the city centre after the RTÉ protest, which passed off peacefully

Another demonstration, in support of the water protesters jailed last month for breaking a court injunction, then took place – from O’Connell Street to Mountjoy Prison.

First published 6 March 18.53pm.

Read: Amid “fascist” claims, Dublin City Council wants jailed water protesters released

Read: The story of ‘NO’ … 15 moments that have defined the Irish Water protest movement

About the author:

Read next:

COMMENTS (249)