Water Charge Protest Held At Gates Of The Dáil

Some 300 people gathered on Kildare Street near to the Dáil on Wednesday afternoon to protest the water charges.

Six gardaí vans responded to the protest, with confrontations between officers and protesters.

It is understood that has protesters gathered at the gates of the Dáil, garda told them that could not gather there and that they had to move away from the gate.

The protest ended without any reports of any injuries or arrests.


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