PHOTOS: Thousands turn out for water protests across the country

PHOTOS: Thousands turn out for water protests across the country

Thousands of people have turned out across the country to protest against water charges.

The demonstrations were to mark the deadline for registration with Irish Water, which is this Monday.

Traffic in Dublin city centre was brought to a stand still this afternoon when thousands of people lined the streets to protest against water charges.

Protesters gathered at Connolly and Heuston Stations from 2pm before marching up the quays and meeting on O’Connell Street for a mass rally.

Some protesters said they felt compelled to come out today because they have simply had enough.

The estimated attendance for today’s peaceful protest in Dublin is being put at 30,000 by organisers.

Anti Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy said the turnout proves that the opposition to water charges remains strong.

The next national protest by the Right2Water campaign will take place in March.

There were also protest rallies in other towns and cities across the country.

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PHOTOS: Thousands turn out for water protests across the country

PHOTOS: Thousands turn out for water protests across the country

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