Kieran McCarthy MLA said: “Yesterday’s events have only given people temporary respite from these unfair water charges.
“Yesterday’s promises must be delivered on so that we can make our own decisions from 8 May. Water charges have not disappeared, they will come back to haunt us unless we see devolution in 6 weeks time.
“We must tackle this issue head-on, not simply ignore it because the charges have been delayed.
“We need to put in place a fair system based on consumption, which will create incentives for people to be environmentally friendly. We cannot afford to lose all the progress which has been made. Local people deserve a brighter future with Northern Ireland making its own decisions.”