WAVING placards and shouting their slogans, more than a hundred people made their message loud and clear: no to water fluoridation.

Demonstrators were gathering outside the Guildhall Square in Southampton this afternoon as part of their long running battle against plans to add the chemical to drinking water in Southampton, Eastleigh, Totton, Netley and Rownhams.

But Hampshire Against Fluoridation are calling for the proposed scheme - aimed at improving dental health - to be scrapped. They believe it will actually cause more dental problems and health risks.

The protesters also marched through the city centre before rallying on the Solent University Centre in Above Bar Street for an update on their campaign. They will also hear from Aisling Fitzgibbon who is set to talk about a similar campaign in Ireland, which has the heaviest level of water fluoridation in Europe.