Dundalk protesters held an anti austerity march last Saturday, marching from the Fairgreen to the court house and they were certainly a sight to behold.
Most of the protesters were dressed as zombies or all in black and carrying a coffin with them which definitely caught the attention of locals around the town on Saturday afternoon.
“We decided to be creative and dress up all in black or as zombies to represent how we have become a zombie nation”,. one of the protesters Gareth Weldon told the Democrat, “and the coffin that we carried is an expression of the austerity imposed on families all over Ireland.
Gareth is also Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes or CAHWT and he encourages to join the group.
“We are a group of about 30 people here in Dundalk.
“We hold regular meetings and are a very active independent group who anyone can join.
“We are not a secret society and there are no leaders in our group, we are all equal members.
“People are really struggling with money these days and they are afraid and isolated. We want to encourage them to come forward and join our group to try and help make a difference.”
Another protester Lorraine Sloan who is part of the Parent’s Against Cuts group said they had organised the protest on Saturday as it was National Protest Day.
“We just want to raise awareness and get people to come together and help us stand up to the Government” , Lorraine told the paper.
“There are various other protests happening throughout the country today and there was also a protest in Drogheda.”