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50,000 demonstrators in Dublin against budget cuts

More than 50,000 people have marched through Dublin in protest at the government's austerity programme.

Protest leaders said it was the first of many demonstrations over plans to raise taxes and cut public spending.

The austerity programme is designed to cut the Irish Republic's massive government deficit, exacerbated by the rescue of the country's banks.

The BBC's Mark Simpson reports.

  • 27 Nov 2010
  • From the section Europe
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