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Water protesters demonstrate against RTE 'bias'

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Credit: Joey Harper (@ThatJoeyFella)

More than 200 protesters demonstrated outside RTE headquarters, accusing the broadcaster of ‘bias coverage’ of the anti-water charges movement.

The main gate of the Dublin campus in Donnybrook has been closed off by security while the protest is carried out.

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Credit: Joey Harper (@ThatJoeyFella)

Eye witnesses said there was a small Garda presence overseeing the 200 demonstrators, and that those involved had acted in a “quite peaceful manner”.

The station’s employees have been asked to leave by the Ailesbury Road entrance as this has been left open by the protesters.

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

There was 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.

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Protesters, escorted by Garda, will form a motorcade to travel to Mounjoy after the RTÉ protest to hold a candle light vigil for the five water protesters jailed last month for breaching a court order not go within 20 metres of installation of Irish Water meters.

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