O'Connell Street Blocked by Water Charge Protesters Demanding Release of Stephen Bennett (Video)

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Dun Laoghaire court remanded one of the water charge protesters arrested 19th May to Cloverhill prison for a week. An emergency protest called for the 20th blocked the quays and O'Connell St. for an hour in the evening demanding his release.

Stephen Bennett  is a well known water charges activist in Dublin who has been successful in defending himself in numerous cases brought by the Garda. He was remanded after refusing bail conditions that would have denied his freedom to protest in future. These conditions were clearly intended to remove him from the streets.

Stephen Bennett's message to the water charges solidarity protest at the O'Connell monument in Dublin was read out at the start of the protest, see video below

 

Jailed water charge protester Stephen Bennetts message to the water charges solidarity protest at the O'Connell monument in Dublin

Posted by Solidarity Times - Free the Media, Be the Media on Thursday, 21 May 2015

 

Video of blocked bridge

Water charge campaigners protesting the jailing of Stephen Bennett have now blocked O'Connell at bridge

Posted by Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) on Thursday, 21 May 2015

 

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