FASSAROE WATER PROTESTS GO VIRAL
A PROTEST against the installation of water meters in Fassaroe has gone viral as an example of exactly how a ‘peaceful protest’ should be done.
Several videos have been published on YouTube and Facebook showing groups of protesters showing some Christmas cheer and singing some Christmas carols while blocking Irish Water workers from installing water meters in the area.
Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District and Sinn Fein councillor John Brady was present at the protest and said there was a ‘wonderful atmosphere’.
‘A total of about 150 residents were out on the streets in protest,’ he said. ‘It was a lovely peaceful atmosphere and eventually the whole group broke out in song, singing ‘Jingle Bells’ and other Christmas carols. It was a wonderful moment and it was captured on video and has now gone viral.’
According to Cllr Brady, everything was peaceful and even when gardaí showed up, there was good ‘ banter’ between them and the protesters as the mince pies came out to feed the masses.
‘I think this campaign has really built communities,’ said Cllr Brady.
‘Neighbours are coming out and standing beside each other in opposition.’
Jackie McLoughlin, Michelle Watters, Trisha Earls and Sharon Briggs at the water protest in Fassaroe, Bray.