Anti-austerity protesters march in Dublin city centre

Strong Garda presence as hundreds oppose water charges and property tax

Protesters in Dublin city centre on Tuesday. Photograph: Dean Ruxton

Protesters in Dublin city centre on Tuesday. Photograph: Dean Ruxton

 

There was a strong Garda presence outside Leinster House today as protestors demonstrated against austerity.

Kildare Street and Molesworth Street were closed as up to 200 of people gathered outside Leinster House for a National Demonstration against Austerity.

The action was in opposition to the water charges, the property taxes and to austerity imposed by the Government.

It is estimated up to 200 people gathered at the Garden of Remembrance and marched to Leinster House.