Property tax protests… February 11, 2013Posted by guestposter in Irish Politics.
Occupations of Council Offices taking place now, Dublin, Swords, etc now occupied
Occupation of lobby of Fingal County Council underway – meeting suspended
Labour Party councillors call for the Gardaí!
CAHWT campaigners against the property tax have just brought Fingal council to a standstill by occupying the council lobby in Swords. The campaigners occupied the council lobby and disrupted the council meeting chanting against the new home tax.
Eileen Gabbett from Blanchardstown, said : “We have to bring these austerity taxes to the attention of the politicians. Unfortunately, they have ignored us and not attended our meetings. So they have left us with no option but to stage this type of protest. They won’t come and listen to us, so we must come to them. It’s a sad day that we have to occupy public buildings to be heard.”
James Faulkner from Balbriggan said : ” Property tax will tip thousands of families into poverty. FG and Labour politicians seem oblivious to reality. We can’t pay this and the water tax — where do they think we will get the money from? We can barely pay our mortgages.”
The protesters said they want to send a message to the political parties that this is only the beginning of serious protests against the property tax if its not withdrawn and that they will be building a boycott of the tax forms when they are sent to householders next month. They also called on unions to take a stand against the tax. They asked people to get involved in the campaign through its hotline 1890 989800.