Anti-Property tax campaigners take to streets of Dublin

Photo by Orla Strafford

A national protest against the unwelcome property tax took place on Saturday 13 April with 5,000 to 8,000 campaigners assembled at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square.

The protest entitled ‘Stop Property Tax Robbery’ kicked off at 12.30am and finished at 2pm. Protesters marched from Parnell Square to Dublin Castle where the EU Ministers of Finance were meeting.

Local campaigners marched in opposition to the tax, which is to be deducted from an individual’s wage, salary, social welfare or pension, if not paid.

This was the second protest held against the property tax; with one having hit the streets of Dublin on 23 March last.

The self-assessed property tax is said to be coming into effect on 1 July 2013.

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