Anti-Austerity Protest Dublin 9th Feb. 2013
Mon, Feb 11 2013 08:56
The protests were organised by the ICTU, and as a member of SIPTU, rather than just let others march I got out and joined the numbers.
Thousands of protestors took to the streets across the country this afternoon to highlight the need for reductions in Ireland's bank debt, organised today's protests in counties Dublin, Cork, Galway, Sligo, Limerick and Waterford.
Even with the Irish governments a deal on Anglo's promissory notes and the frantic conclusion of those negotiations, commentators have been divided as to whether it was a good deal for Ireland.
No such divisions existed among the thousands of protestors taking part in the six marches across the country.
They were all doing so under the banner "Lift the burden" and "Jobs not debt" and the common belief that a deal on our debt is not good enough. And the banks still behave as if nothing has happened with big salaries at the top and nothing only words and leaflets full of 'crap' that means nothing to it's customers.
Why are we happy with giving this burden to the children of Ireland, even to those not even born. Shame on our government.
A message to the unions, more action is needed.
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