'RECLAIM THE STREETS' RALLY

 

  

Sir, - As a hard-working taxpayer, I am sick and tired of protesters who clamour about reclaiming the streets for their own - as if they paid for them! Perhaps if these layabouts actually did a day's work once in a while, they might be too tired to smash up cars, stage sit-down protests or squat in trees outside embassies. I completely resent funding these people via my social welfare contributions.

With the general election looming, I would ask the parties to overhaul our lenient social welfare system - and to implement changes to ensure that these clearly able-bodied but lazy people are unable to piggy-back on the toil of others. - Yours, etc.,

GERARD REYNOLDS,

Knocklyon,

Dublin 16.