Irish Protest Austerity Plan

Thousands take to the streets of Dublin
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2010 1:10 PM CST
Irish Protest Austerity Plan
A protester confronts riot police in Dublin Saturday.   (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

As the final details of an international bailout were being ironed out, thousands of protesters clogged the streets of Dublin today to protest the nation's new austerity plan, reports the BBC. Among other things, it's going to mean tax hikes, sharp drops in public assistance, and thousands of layoffs in the public sector. Today's main rally took place outside the General Post Office, a locale chosen by organizers because it was the site of the Easter Uprising of 1916, a pivotal event in the nation's bid for independence, notes the New York Times.
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