Ballyhea protesters hold 100th march against ECB-IMF bailout

Monday 28 January 2013 11.46
The Ballyhea protest began in March 2011
The Ballyhea protest began in March 2011

A protest against the ECB-IMF bailout has taken place in the small north Cork village of Ballyhea.

It was the 100th week the protesters had marched through the tiny hamlet to highlight their outrage at the payment of billions of euro by Ireland to bail out bondholders.

The weekly protest first began in March 2011, when local man Diarmuid O'Flynn began voicing his opposition to the payments and was joined by up to 40 others.

The protest now alternates between Ballyhea village and the nearby town of Charleville.

Since then, they have taken their protest to other cities and towns including Dublin and to the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt.

Next month they will travel to Brussels.

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