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A number of jailed anti-water charge protesters have begun hunger strike




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According to various sources it is believed that a number of the water charges protestors who were sent to prison this week for breaching court orders have begun a hunger strike.

It is understood that one of the protesters Derek Byrne has posted a statement on Facebook this evening stating that he and a number of other protestors are refusing to eat any food being given to them after they were transferred from Mountjoy to Wheatfield prison in Clondalkin.

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Mr Byrne states in his Facebook post that the transfer is politically motivated, he also states that he is outraged at the transfer because it makes it harder for his family to visit him in prison. Mr Byrne also says he plans to refuse drink any fluids if he is not moved back to Mountjoy by Monday evening, he is also appealing for fellow protesters to hold “silent, peaceful” candlelit vigils outside the homes of politicians.

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