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Tuesday 27 September 2016

Five things you need to know about today's 'Right2Water' demonstration

Cian Murray

Published 17/09/2016 | 07:33

Activists take part in a Right2Water demonstration against water charges in central Dublin.
Activists take part in a Right2Water demonstration against water charges in central Dublin.

Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Dublin today for the eighth 'Right2Water' protest.

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The campaign is calling for the "abolition rather than suspension" of water charges.

Here are five things you should know about today's protests.

1. Where to go

There will be three assembly points across the city - Sir John Rogerson's Quay at 1.30pm, Connolly Station at 2pm and Heuston Station at 2pm.

2. The march

The three strands of the demonstration will converge at Capel Street and then march along Dame Street, George Street and Kevin Street, winding up on St Stephen’s Green South.

3. Traffic delays

AA Roadwatch has warned travellers to "expect delays in the city centre during the period of 2pm to 4pm as a result".

4. Attendance

This is the eight national protest from the group and according to the event's Facebook Page, approximately 3,000 people will be in attendance.

5. Aim

Organisers have said that the event will object to "the EU Commission intervening in Irish democracy which they have done in recent weeks."

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