Custom House Quay, Dublin 1.
Gardai attempt to prevent people from approaching the Custom House for an anti-mask rally
John Galt writes:
They refused to let people in, the video says it all. I found it odd that the Garda were not wearing masks until after this incident.
When the ‘Public order unit’ arrived shortly afterwards.. and became more organised, they all appeared to start wearing their masks. Take from that what you will.
A fraction 👇 of the thousands gathered in Dublin today to protest excessive lockdowns, mask mandates and forced vaccines.
800 watching online.
Live link here: https://t.co/WNVjXmxetC pic.twitter.com/9XeM7zrQpW
— EileenIorio (@eileeniorio) August 22, 2020
Custom House Quay, Dublin 1.
A rally organised by Health Freedom Ireland with support from Yellow Vest Ireland of people questioning aspects of Ireland’s Covid regulations, including mandatory mask wearing,
Brief Handbags between maskers and anti-maskers ahead of the rally.
The irony of them covering their faces to fight. Also please don’t amplify these eejit’s cause.
Judging by twitter posts It seems Broadsheet is fully onboard with these paranoid fruitcakes.
Broadsheet: “80 lawmakers at a dinner is an outrage!”
Also broadsheet: “100s of people at a protest? Great!”
Poor little Rob..
If you don’t like the content, why don’t you head over to Joe.ie, it’s an echo chamber full of contrarions like yourself..
I like to look at all media Paddy me oul mucker, even the paranoid fruitcakes. Try it sometime, you might broaden your world view.
That’s……. if you want to of course. Have a lovely safe weekend.
I like to look at all media aswell, Bob me auld flower, its just unfortunate that the Gates foundation has infiltrated the whole lot.
Surrrre it does paddy, surrrrrrrrrrrrre it does!
The bang of kool aid of you Bob..
I don’t see any side being taken in the BS report of this the protest Rob.
Incites ‘Gates Foundation’ and ‘Kool Aid’, accuses other of drinking the Kool Aid, whilst adjusting tinfoil helmet.
Oh you, you Rapscallion! :)
Oh look, rapscallion hasn’t a clue either. Another kool aid fanatic.
Have you seen their twitter retweets over the past few weeks?
Nope, I’ll have a look now tho.
My comment is based on what I read on this site.
Strange that many of the anti-mask dopes are wearing masks.
Blue gloves are Gardaí?
Just because people are opposed to the enforced wearing of masks, it doesn’t make them dopes or eejits, George and Joe. Many people might actually feel that the reverse is true. Nor is it strange that some of those who are protesting are wearing masks. It is quite feasible to be strongly opposed to the imposition of mask-wearing but to support the right for individuals to choose.
In any case, insults such as ‘dopes’ and ‘eejits’ don’t answer the points that are being made and these people have the same right to be heard as those who are toeing the current government line. I rarely agree with George’s comments but I refrain from insulting him and I recognise his right and Joe’s, too, of course, to put forward their point of view. The same should apply to those who disagree with them.
The issue of fighting is a separate one and I do not know enough about the background to make any comment.
And no ; no one has a right to be heard.
A right to express your view is not an obligation on others to listen!
Agreed, Masjed, so long as you are applying this comment across the board, in this case to both ‘maskers’ and ‘anti-maskers’.
However, if you do not listen you cannot fairly judge what a person is saying so should not insult them. ‘Fools’ is no better a term to use than more insulting-sounding words. Someone who holds a different view from your own is not, ipso facto, a fool and nor, for that matter, is someone who agrees with you automatically a clever person.
Agreed but my view is that the overwhelming evidence supports the effectiveness of vaccines and it is rather foolish to reject same. But that’s just my opinion (very widely held I might add) which all and sundry are free to ignore.
I don’t intend any offence and if anyone takes offence I would suggest that they don’t – it is entirely within everyone’s control to either accept or reject perceived offence and I believe the latter option is all too rarely exercised sadly.
Thanks for the reply – good banter if I maybe so flippant.
No it doesn’t.
Fine. If that’s your view then just don’t take them. If we want to take them leave us be.No need for protest.
Forced vaccination is one of the issues that they’re protesting..
they’re gonna hold you down and inject you in the eyeballs
So what would you have to say about forced denial of vaccination then. Yes indeed it gets more difficult when such decisions to avoid are made in behalf of others.
Can you phrase that in english please.
when you have no intelligent response, it’s always a good idea to fall back on mindless namecalling and accusations
even after admin had to wade in and set the record straight, you still do it. tell me, do you enjoy being constantly in the wrong?
Nice exchange there Masked and John Smith :)
They’re dopes because the peer reviewed science shows that masks are an important tool in reducing the spread of a virus that is kiiling people.
Insult me all you want if you can back it up with peer reviewed scientific papers.
Whose insulting you Georgey boy?
Perceived insults whether real or imagined are actual violence these days!
I suggest a duel, ten paces then they turn and do their best indignation face.
The judge will be a meak poodle yet to be selected.
Nobody is insulting me. I am responding to John Smith who criticised me for using the word dopes and said he doesn’t insult me. I am saying I don’t care whether he insults me for disagreeing with him about masks as long as he has science to back up his argument.
Yep callin names is missing point of free comment. Sure you can call someone a dope and not know anything about them. The medium here encourages a more rounded approach if you allow it.
I do know something about them. I know that they’re dopes.
Wrong uniform for antifa. The smell of Gemma offa dem.
Indeed, the black outfits and masks are only a coincidence..
What’s your favourite flavour of kool aid?
Brilliant comment Pat
Kohl Aid :-)
Blue flavour. Obviously.
Blue no matter who, I’m guessing.
With a splash of contrarion.
The barriers at Knock were pushed aside last week and the group held their own procession in front of the church.
And berated a priest and parishioners, calling them heretics.
Calling them scum is an insult to scum.
That was last week and not connected to the protest today.
Breaking news lol
Same poo, different day.
Urgh… they should learn about Jesus and how he is revered in the Quran, even mentioned a lot more than Muhammad!
Be also good to see Christians invited to Mosques more.
Antfis thugs doing what Antfis thugs do- they”ll be lining up for their CoVid-19 vaccines first if they feel so strongly about the subject.
Super turn out- RTE will obviously count about 150.
Rte.ie website says 500..
Numbers at a guess were 1400-2000
How can RTE get it so wrong? Just fed a nunber by the garda?
https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0822/1160698-anti-lockdown-protest/ – what a slanted piece of nonsense that is..
Hundreds of people attended… One speaker claimed… Another speaker described … Not one name mentioned.
Does this look like “hundreds” to you? You can’t even see the end of the crowd on the left and it is right down to the liffey.
Lol. SOQ – you can’t count. It was hundreds. Remember you claimed the Neo Nazi anti-Covid restrictions and anti-mask march attracted 1 million! attendees…
Still waiting for the evidence…
And I’m getting sick of asking.
You poor lad..
Chap I know was there – he said there was about 520-550 – not a bad turnout
Must have been Cian. The few pictures above suggest otherwise.
pretty sizable crowd there for sure
Forced vaccines? Wot?
Nobody is suggesting this.
…just the anti-vaxxers…typical trope…
It is very much why Dolores Cahill is popping her head up now and I admire her for doing do- someone who spent most of their working life creating vaccines is not “anti vax”.
Anyways- lets hope antifia got home safe and well to their mammys.
What happens after this battle is of some concern but right now- the very idea of muzzling children while the good and the great laugh- is a line crossed.
Have words lost all meaning?
To the asthmatics, probably yes- no words under the muzzle,
1 in 16 of the Irish population but sure disability rights were never that important in the first place eh?.
Asthmatics are wearing masks and not being whiny pussies.
That’s just an irrelevant ramble. Completely off point.
When did she do vaccines? My understanding was that she researches proteins and maybe personalised medicine. those are different to vaccines.
I hope John Galt never needs anything like a garda, air sea rescue, public ambulance, nurse etc…
Who is John Galt?
I’ll get my coat.
Pics 5 & 6 down are 1000 plus
And beyond that bitta argie bargy with railings in the video clip, shur’ even the Guards werent too put out about it- the people progressing didn’t look like they were up there for looting n’ rioting, or squeeming into loudhailers
Three only thing more crazy than joining a crowd in the middle of a pandemic to protest masks is counter-protesting it.
Every one home safe and sound and two spoons each of Calpol administered.
Night night precious.
Don’t forget your dose of hydroxychloroquine and your disinfectant injection. I hear 5G is Rampant central Dublin!
@Plumbob – Lol.
To be fair, there is something frying SOQ’s brain although I doubt it’s 5G…
Only people dumber than these protestors are the idiots who turn up to protest and fight them.
The people who show up outside hospitals with abortion porn are dumber than either of the tribes on display here today..
They’re not though.
They are though.
See now you look silly.
I know, you do.
How unfortunate for you.
Pat’s 100% right
Except, he’s not.
Except I am Justin. Its easy to run rings around you.
There is a pandemic. Stay home.
The strength of comment on here is very worrying – there are a group of people who are being manipulated, by whom? – that’s the real question.
Science is not a debate – something is either scientifically valid or not. Being mildly inconvenienced is not an attack on anyone’s liberties.
Who is really behind these protests? As a civilised, aspirant humane society – this flag-stealing nonsense, and it is incoherent, low-on-detail conspiracy nonsense, must be tackled as a threat to the State, there’s no point in politely tutting or writing a stiff letter to the Irish Times when these useful idiots are manipulated into doing something way worse than desecrating a flag or hijacking an ideal.
You should get a column with Connor Lally.
I’d think more of the Daily Star, chief Seagull correspondent.
It will be exempted from wearing a mask, because it’s always slipping.
The growth of the alt-right swivel eyed loons is a worry.
As well as the swivel eyed loons on the far side of the horseshoe :)
Great match for each other!
The way the trained thugs pushed aside the Gardaí is very disturbing. In fact it’s clear the Gardaí were bullied and unable to respond. They knew they could take on the Gardaí and win. If this is not nipped in the bud we could end up sleep walking into the thugs controlling sections our city at their whim.
Some are saying that members of England’s National Front were in attendance. If that’s true it’s certainly odd company for so-called patriots to be keeping.
Godbothering pureblood Celt Niall McConnell is good friends with Jim Dowson. Fash makes for strange bedfellows.
Some of the more known agitators, like that Donegal fella, have all ran for Election
And have been shunned
Same with the Noose Party
Equally, their ProLife Hard White Catholic staunchism has been buried under a landslide and will never see daylight again
Their screamings Paedos Paedos Paedos even makes them more absurd and ridiculous, and laughable
And Ben Gilroy? Seriously, he’d only threaten your patience
As for the lads among them with criminal records – seriously now come on
No one else would have them
If there’s anything to be said about what they’re allowed get away with, or the danger they present, is their Fundraising activities
And it’s not just the Revenue
Receiving funds electronically from overseas accounts, or accounts with no id, or other specified connections is heavily regulated, and for very good reason
High time the Central Bank / AGS Financial Crime Unit had a look
On a personal note, that an anti corruption anti-vaccination free speech movement would now look like this shouldn’t surprise
And most of ye were there when it started, and ye know what happened, and some even enabled
Don’t make me go there again
At this stage it’s insulting and humiliating,
Time to move on
“Some are saying..”
I love this second hand tosh being swallowed by the gullible IT readers..
Is that as opposed to first hand tosh?
At least with first hand tosh you can point to a source, second hand puts you in rte realm..
The RTE realm is far superior, and far more reliable, to Gript’s, Croft’s or O’Doherty’s realm.