HOUSEHOLDERS PLANNING TO BURN DEMAND LETTERS AT HUGE PROTEST

first_imgHouseholders are being encouraged to bring their reminder letters for the household charge to a public protest  – with many planning to burn them at the rally.The march is being organised by the Donegal Can’t Pay Won’t Pay group which is holding the protest in Letterkenny on December 8th at 2pm.Organisers are encouraging the 30,000 householders who received reminder letters for payment to bring them with them during the protest march. Spokesman for Can’t Pay Won’t Pay Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig, said the group is urging people to ignore these letters as they are “baseless threats that will amount to nothing.”“Bring your letters with you, if you want to show our Co. Council what you think of them. We also urge people to stay strong and maintain their boycott of the household charge and septic tank inspection charge.“This campaign will be won by strength of numbers and continued non payment. The most common suggestion we have recieved from the public and our members, is that we publicly burn them at our protest.“In the past month various Co. County councils and state agencies have tried to scare people into paying the charge. We all remember Clare Co. Council asking people for proof that their household charge was paid, before they would issue third level education grants. “This was quickly rebuffed by legal professionals the move was reversed by Clare Co. Council. This was just another example of misleading scaremongering by Government and Local Authority figures,” he said.He added that since the beginning of the campaign we have endured countless baseless threats like this.It was reported that the charges would be added to utility bills such as your ESB, it then was reported that it would be taken at source ie. wages, welfare payments etc, he said.“All of these threats have been proved to be baseless and people have refused to be duped into paying.“So far up to 60% thats 46,000 people have refused to pay in Donegal. We ask how is the Co. Council gong to take all these people to court. Again we urge people to ignore these letters and to get involved in their local campaign.” HOUSEHOLDERS PLANNING TO BURN DEMAND LETTERS AT HUGE PROTEST was last modified: October 18th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal County CouncilHOUSEHOLD CHARGEletterslast_img

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