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Second day of climate protests take place in Dublin

Dozens of climate change protesters have set up camp in Dublin city centre for a week of "daily direct action". Up to 500 Extinction Rebellion supporters took part in a mock funeral for planet Earth outside the gates of the Dáil before pulling a pink-painted sailing boat from Kildare Street to Merrion Square. The boisterous and good-­natured march took protesters past no fewer than four government departments, ensuring their message could be heard in the corridors of power. A section of Merrion Square South has been cordoned off for the week and, by early yesterday afternoon approximately 30 tents had been erected within the park.

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