UPDATE: Protestors clash with Gardai outside the National Convention Centre, Dublin this evening. Three arrests have been made.
“I was standing at the barricades in front of the Convention c Centre, when around 15 Guards burst out from behind us and chased protesters down the street, targeting known activists…Many of my friends were injured and left in a state of shock by these actions. It was indefensible.”
Bridget, a member of Black Bloc [A collective seeking to combat austerity ‘through the re-appropriation of housing, goods and services’] this evening.
Thanks Andrew Diamond,and Sasko Lazarov/Photocall ireland
Scenes in and around the National Convention Centre, Dublin today for the European People’s Party Congress attended by EU leaders inside and Ukrainian and anti-austerity campaigners outside.
(Laura Hutton/Photocall ireland)