Una Mullally: What can we learn from successes of housing protests?

Building a movement is all about making alliances, even if some internal conflict occurs

October 3rd, 2018: Up to 10,000 people, of all ages and from across the country, gathered at a rally outside Leinster House in Dublin on Wednesday demanding an end to the housing crisis.

Last Wednesday saw the culmination of the early stages of a housing movement being willed into action out of desperation and righteous anger. Ten thousand people gathering at a rally in Dublin city centre on a weekday at lunchtime is simply phenomenal.

A movement has many authors, but it is remarkable how quickly it has gone from a small number of activists occupying properties in the north inner city to this display of mass protest.

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