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Water charge protesters march on RTE

Water charge protesters march on RTE

WATER charge protestors are marched on RTE today over what they perceive as “bias coverage” of the movement.

Many of the protestors carried Irish flags as they marched to the broadcaster’s headquarters in Donnybrook in Dublin at 1pm.

Protesters also carried placards with various slogans including: “Shove your TV licence up Tubridy’s ass”.

The Late Late Show presenter became a figure of hate for protesters after he interviewed Socialist TD Paul Murphy last month.

Protesters will make their way towards the GPO and Mountjoy Prison  later where a candlelight vigil will be held for the five people jailed for breaching a court order to stay 20 meters away from water meter works.

One of the organisers Paul Cheevers said online the aim was to “bring down the propaganda machine” that protestors perceive the state broadcaster of being.  

Protesters have accused numerous media outlets of being biased against the protests including RTE, the Irish Independent, the Irish Times, the Irish Examiner, the Sunday Independent, the Evening Herald, the Sunday World, The Irish Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday, Newstalk radio, Today FM and other media outlets.