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Thousands of anti-austerity campaigners are expected to pulse through the streets of Dublin on Saturday in protest against the Irish government’s controversial water charges. They warn the charges are an “ideologically-driven tax” that must be abolished.
The water tax forms part of the Irish government’s wider debt re-payment plan in the wake of a crippling bank bailout that cost Irish taxpayers over €64 billion.
Thousands are expected to gather in central Dublin to voice their opposition to what they say is double taxation imposed on a nation strangulated by debt. Three separate marches, highlighting the impact of austerity, are planned for Saturday afternoon.