Tuesday 27 June 2017

Protesters rally against welfare cuts

A protest by the Social Welfare Defenders group, began outside the welfare offices in Hanover Street, Cork, to show opposition to the welfare cuts
A protest by the Social Welfare Defenders group, began outside the welfare offices in Hanover Street, Cork, to show opposition to the welfare cuts
Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

A PIG'S head emblazoned with 'Biffo' led an anti-EU-IMF protest march that brought Cork city centre to a halt yesterday.

A protest -- organised by the Irish Social Welfare Defenders -- featured 100 marchers who warned that cuts to welfare entitlements in next week's Budget would not be tolerated.

The protesters marched from the Labour Exchange via Washington Street to Patrick Street, where a short rally was staged.

Councillor Mick Barry, one of the organisers, warned that Ireland's most vulnerable people must not pay the price for the recklessness of bankers.

"This is an attack on the ordinary working man and woman -- and those who, through no fault of their own, lost their jobs."

Irish Independent

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