Were You In The GPO?


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Scenes inside the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin during a peaceful sit-in on Saturday following an anti water charges rally in the city centre.

The sit-in was organised by supporters of a campaign for the release of water protester Steven Bennett. Mr Bennett is on remand in Clover Hill Prison awaiting trial on July 22 for taking part in what he claims was a peaceful protest in his local community.

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The rally outside the GPO on Saturday.

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

28 thoughts on “Were You In The GPO?

    1. Mister Mister

      To use that cliche, why do our brightest and cleverest emigrate and leave these clowns behind ?

      Sit in the GPO, morons.

  1. Vote Rep #1

    Yeah, I’m going to need a bit more information on why exactly Mr Bennett got arrested. More than his claims that it was just for taking part in a peaceful protest in his local community

    1. Rotide peed on my lock

      Seeing as I don’t drive, I can’t wait until payment goes back to the old system that these people say is already working and paying for the water.

      Sure we could just double the payments made via car tax, job done. And I pay nothing… unless I drive. YAY !

      1. Zuppy International

        Do you buy things in shops? If so then you already pay for your water service.

  2. Jonotti

    One of the can’t pay won’t pay groups shared a picture of a guy with his banner on holiday in Salou with his family.

  3. Declan

    Where’s all the pictures of the Greek flags (yes I know they are there) but there was alot more when I passed on Saturday. I thought it was in support of Greece as oppose to water charges, by the number of them.

    1. Rob_G

      Unwilling to pay for the water they use, but willing to bankroll an eastern Mediterranean country’s civil servants retiring at 58…

  4. Dubloony

    The turn out was about 5,000, down a bit from the 100,000 high a while back.
    Any ideas on why the drop in numbers?

    1. ABM's Bloodied Underwear

      I think people have made the decision that they’re just not going to pay the bill. Why march? the government just ignore it anyway.

    2. Lorcan Nagle

      It was very badly promoted. I only saw a poster about it on Friday, and even then that was on a back road in Phibsborough.

  5. doncolleone

    hey look, why spend less on pints, fags and take aways to pay for my water when I can just sit my fat arse in the GPO and play pretend revolutionary. Let’s leave the bills to the mopes.

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