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Burke calls on Dubliners to join anti service charge protest outside City Hall tonight

1 September, 2003

Sinn Féin Councillor Christy Burke has called on Dubliners to join a protest opposing service charges outside City Hall on Dame Street at 6pm tonight (Monday 1st). Councillor Burke has described letters from Dublin City Council threatening to withhold bin collection as disgraceful and nothing more than a widespread ransom note. He has called on them to end their confrontational behaviour.

Speaking ahead of tonight's meeting Councillor Burke said;

"Over the last few weeks 40,000 letters have been sent to residents in the City Council area threatening Dubliners that if they do not give in to this unjust double taxation, rubbish will simply be left uncollected. These letters are nothing more than a widespread ransom note.

"Dublin City Council are clearly throwing down the gauntlet and I am confident that it is the people of Dublin, and not it, who will win. Sinn Féin is committed to continuing to work with communities to co-ordinate opposition to the threat from City Hall. We are calling on people to join us tonight in a protest outside City Hall to coincide with the monthly Council meeting."ENDS

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