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Members and supporters of the former Occupy Galway movement accused gardai of “political policing” following an incident in Eyre Square earlier this week.
As dawn broke over Eyre Square on Wednesday morning, Galway found itself unoccupied. After yet another request by the Galway City Council last week for the Occupy Galway group to dismantle its ‘tent city’ on the edge of Eyre Square had been rejected, gardai and council workers arrived around 4.30am to clear the last of the Occupy Ireland sites. It would appear, from Garda reports, that Occupy Galway was itself occupied by only six people at the time.
There has been much written and said about the presence of the Occupy Galway camp in Eyre Square — and this week as they celebrated their 150th day on site, the debate has been ever more vociferous. With the dismantling of the Dublin camp and the voluntary evacuation of the Cork site, there is much pressure on the Galway site to do likewise, to say ‘we’ve done our bit, we’ve made a stance, but now we feel it is time to go’.
A 27-year-old Galwayman is leading a campaign to occupy houses and buildings owned by NAMA to highlight the fact that thousands sleep rough while there are thousands of empty homes across the country.
A large crowd gathered at MacDonagh Junction shopping centre last weekend to protest at the reversal of the one-way system on John Street and Rose Inn Street.
Two women in the sixties staged a picket outside Mayo County Council offices this week — with one of them on a hunger strike — as they want the council to buy their home in Clareville, Claremorris.