Yanis Varoufakis to campaign with anti-water charges group

Right2Change says former Greek finance minister expected before polling day

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis will address a meeting this weekend by video link, and will travel to Ireland before polling day. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis will address a meeting this weekend by video link, and will travel to Ireland before polling day. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images

 

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis will visit Ireland before the election to promote the left-wing umbrella group formed from the anti-water charges movement.

Brendan Ogle, of the Right2Change movement, which grew from the Right2Water protests, has called for the election of a progressive government of the left. Sinn Féin and People Before Profit are among the groups and parties that have subscribed to the Right2Change principles.

Mr Ogle said the group would hold a rally in Dublin’s Mansion House on Saturday, and stage a protest the weekend before the election. Mr Varoufakis would be addressing Saturday’s meeting by video link, and would travel to Ireland before polling day.