Right2Water petition tops 35,000 in advance of Saturday’s National Demonstration

  • Demonstrators asked to wear blue to symbolise our Right2Water
  • Organisers cite groundswell of support as more organisations join campaign

Just one week since the Right2Water online petition was launched, over 35,000 people have asked the Irish Government to abolish domestic water charges and respect our human right to water.  

The news comes as the Right2Water campaign makes final preparations for Saturday’s National Demonstration in Dublin.  Demonstrators are being asked to wear blue to symbolise our Right2Water and to create what the campaign calls a ‘river of people’ coming together to demand that domestic water charges be reversed.

The groundswell of support for the campaign is reflected in the fact that two new organisations – the Communication Workers Union and Spectacle of Defiance and Hope – have joined Right2Water in the past few days. Organisers are expecting families to travel to Dublin from all parts of the country for Saturday’s demonstration.

The demonstration will assemble at the Garden of Remembrance at 2 pm, and from there proceed via D’Olier Street and Westmoreland Street to the GPO, where a rally will be held.  In addition to a small number of speakers, there will be live entertainment.  

Details of speakers and performers will be announced on Saturday morning.