“Limerick! Ireland! This Saturday at 2pm meet at City Hall to PROTEST WATER CHARGES,” announced the English comedian on Twitter.
In a recent Youtube video Brand dipped his toes into the murky debacle claiming people are to be charged for “their most basic right” because of “irresponsible government policies”.
“We should support the people who are protesting in Ireland for the most basic of rights, water,” he said in the 10-minute video.
The ‘No Means No – We’re STILL Not Paying’ protest, which begins at City Hall at 2pm before marching to the Labour Party offices by Pery Square, will also be addressed by Joe Higgins TD.
Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Cian Prendiville stated, “The government is on the run, this protest and the national protest in Dublin on December 10, can deliver another major blow to these charges. We need to send a message loud and clear: We’re not falling for their tricks, we’re still not paying. The governments announcement last week has backfired, and has only emboldened people to protest and refuse to pay this charge to force its abolition. Mass non payment beat water charges in the past, and we can do it again.”