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Scenes from today’s protest in Dublin against the imprisonment of five Irish Water protesters for contempt of court earlier this week.

The demonstrators gathered outside the Central Bank on Dame Street before they marched to Mountjoy Prison where several speeches were made – including one by Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy.

Those gathered were told that two jailed protesters – Derek Byrne and Paul Moore – have been refusing food since yesterday.

The Irish Times reported the number of people outside Mountjoy amounted to ‘up to 10,000’, while RTE reported the figure to be ‘over 5,000’.

Meanwhile, in Castlebar, Co. Mayo – where the Fine Gael National Conference is being held – a similar protest took place…

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Jailed anti-water protesters go on hunger strike, crowd hears (Kitty Holland, Irish Times)

Over 5,000 take part in demonstrations against jailed protesters (RTE)

Pics: Sam Boal/Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Videos: Mark Malone and Tír na Saor