Ebene Magazine – Several people were arrested after clashes during anti-lockdown protests in Dublin city center

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There was a large presence on Lake Garda in the city center this afternoon when Gardaí clashed with anti-lockdown protesters.

It is believed that at least 16 people have so far been arrested and that one Garda has injuries to face and legs.

Gardaí had previously ordered the closure of St. Stephen’s Green, for which the protest was organized, the OPW said.

Protesters gathered on Grafton Street, which some later along of College Green and across the Liffey.

In a statement, Justice Secretary Helen McEntee said the Garda Commissioner had told her that the « Dublin disruption will be brought under control ».

« I know that there have been a number of arrests as of today and that a special court session will be organized to ensure that these law breakers are prosecuted quickly. I understand that a number of people with fixed fees have also been notified, « said Humphries.

 » I would like to commend the courage and professionalism of the Gardaí on duty in Dublin today, who is in an extremely challenging situation with great control and discipline responded, « she said.

 » This situation was totally unacceptable and an insult to so many who worked so hard in the fight against Covid-19 and to those who died. This thoughtless brawl showed a willful and blatant disregard for the public health rules necessary to help and protect us all. “

The Luas operator Transdev said the Green Line services would not stop at St. Stephen’s Green due to the protest.

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Business groups have urged the public not to break the lockdown rules and urge people to reopen non-essential retail and hospitality businesses after an orchestrated attempt by online activists over the past few weeks.

These activists have Several groups formed in the last few weeks to try to increase support for companies that open their doors despite the health guidelines.

A planned « Great Re-Opening » day was supposed to take place on January 30th, but remained out. Efforts to convince small business owners to open on Valentine’s Day have also been unsuccessful.

Closure Notice: St. Stephen’s Green, DublinSt Stephens Green is closed today, Saturday, February 27, 2021 by order of An Garda Síochána . #StaySafe pic.twitter.com/8xsfedZezb

A spokesman for An Garda Síochána said earlier today: « Gardaí is carrying out a police plan in downtown Dublin this afternoon. »

In a statement, Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond said the protest organizers « must be held accountable for their actions ».

« From the start, this protest was ill-advised Fueled by conspiracy theories and advocated by individuals who wanted to manipulate the real fears of many vulnerable people, « said Richmond.

 » It was a shame to see this protest turn into violent scenes with brave members of An Garda Siochána who were exposed to intolerable physical and verbal abuse. Some of the eyewitness footage in circulation is extremely disturbing and any public official should condemn these horrific scenes, « he said.

 » The footage appears to show burning fireworks being thrown at members of the Gardai by a protester, which is really shameful. These brave men and women risk their lives every day in the service of the people in our state, and what they have been exposed to today is extremely appalling.

« At a time of a global pandemic when so many people worked tirelessly to To suppress this terrible and deadly disease, these antics were reprehensible. These self-proclaimed patriots are a clear threat to the well-being of our nation. All these Covid protesters have done is shame the streets of our capital city. « 

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