Anti-water charge protesters aim to scare Government with Hallowe'en march

Anti-water charge protesters aim to scare Government with Hallowe'en march

Anti-water charge campaigners will take to streets of Limerick today wearing Hallowe'en costumes.

Marchers will gather at 2pm and burn application packs for Irish Water in a cauldron in front of the City Hall to show their opposition to the tax.

Yesterday, Senator Fergal Quinn said he will publish a Bill in the Seanad aimed at removing the powers of Irish Water to ask citizens to provide their PPS numbers.

Anti-water tax activists are calling for the charge to be abolished altogether.

Limerick Anti-Austerity Alliance Councillor Cian Prendiville is convinced that people-power can force the Government to shelve the charge.

"They need a scare, they're on the ropes," he said.

"This issue is haunting them and we're letting them know that we're not going to go away.

"This is a vampire tax, sucking more money out of the pockets or ordinary people to give to the zombie banks

"And so this Hallowe'en is a time for us to give the real scare to this Government, to have a mass march.

"But their real worst nightmare is mass non-payment, and that's what we'll be organising, for people to boycott these bills in January, and force the abolition of this water charge, like we did in the 90s."

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