Occupy protestors call on people to 'wake up'

The Occupy Dame Street movement is holding a protest in Dublin city centre this afternoon.

The Occupy Dame Street movement is holding a protest in Dublin city centre this afternoon.

The group, who have been camped outside the Central Bank for over a month, marched from Parnell Square to Dame Street where an assembly is being held.

Today's event is the fourth of a series of demonstrations in opposition to the austerity measures implemented by the Government, due to the debt crisis created by bankers and politicians.

Campaigners have vowed to continue their action for as long as it takes.

Spokesperson for the group, Dean Scurry, is calling on the people of Ireland to wake up and stand with them.

Mr Scurry said: "It's not about a response from the government, it is about a response from the people.

"We want them to wake up and stop being sheep and stop taking the ridiculous decisions and falling in line, closing their eyes and closing their ears and closing their hearts to what is going on."

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