Nine people are due to appear in court charged with public order offences after refusing to leave O’Connell Street in Dublin.
The gardaí had told the 60 people who were blocking traffic with their unofficial sit-down that they needed to leave.
They were informed that they were in breach of the the Public Order Act and refused to move.
Six men and five women were arrested at the scene and taken to Store Street Garda Station.
Nine of these people are due to appear at Dublin District Court charged in connection with the offences at 9pm.
Several thousand people had earlier attended water meter protests which passed off peacefully on O’Connell Street in Dublin City Centre.