30 November 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A group of Dubs were smiling knowingly as they overheard Monaghan people complain about their bus driver who had took a wrong turn in Pearse Street and spent an age driving around Merrion Square. Nearby, Cork men wearing green and gold fleeces were indignantly shouting that they were wearing club colours and not Kerry tops. A small distance away from that, a Wexford contingent was threatening to leave someone behind in Dublin because she had forgotten to take their banner to the demonstration. Yet all these minor dramas were lost to the huge crowd thronging Parnell Square and around the Garden of Remembrance on Saturday as one of this year’s largest protest marches was about to begin.
People from all over the country gathered to march through the capital city’s centre in order to protest the coalition government’s stated intention to introduce further austerity measures in the upcoming budget on 5th December. Among the very large crowd …

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