Grafton Street, Dublin 2.
An anti-lockdown protest turns violent as protestors, who had marched from O’Connell Street, via the East Wall, are arrested by Gardai.
Grafton Street, Dublin 2.
Pic by Nick
Earlier: The Distance Between
Anti lockdown protest
Sounds like a group of alt-right protestors wandered up there after getting bored down at the docks.
Sounds like you have just learned how the keyboard works.
Enjoy the upcoming long weekend!
I’m not sure these lovely lads would be that appreciative of your kind SOQ. They are angry, likely not really about masks and lockdown, but I doubt a gentle soul as your good self would fare too well in their midst even if you protest that you’re on their side.
I am 6’4 and a reasonably toned 17 stone for my age darling and- I can handle myself.
If you genuinely believe this is a right / left issue then you are naive beyond belief.
Thank you SOQ for that glorious response. The mirth!
RuPaul is also a heady 6’5″ and even “toned” as well. You’re doubtless a fine specimen. Although I do have to take your word for it as tbh, it’s kind of anonymous on BS.
Still, on a serious note, despite your towering height and intellect, these lads would sniff you out in a jiffy and I wouldn’t like to try my luck with them. Stay clear SOQ. You deserve better than this feral lot.
Pathetic liar. You sad little incel.
Thank you for your concern MME but here is the rub- the people most suffering from these non-scientific lockdowns are the most marginalised.
It is strange how all of a sudden the blacks, the Asians and the other immigrants who must keep going throughout this lockdown are no longer of importance.
But that is not because they are POC- it is just because they are poor- not that ‘just’ is any excuse.
@SOQ For a male who is 6’4″ – 17 stone is not an ideal weight. That is a good stone over the recommended BMI weight. Max allowable 222lbs or 15.87stone. That is the outer limit.
Obviously, as this is an anonymous forum, I am taking all of this with a pinch of salt.
Come off it SOQ – as if that feral mob were “protesting and making a stand on behalf of POC or other minorities. Quite the opposite!
I bet you’re actually Dee Wall.
SOQ – the majority of the young men on those protests are not there for any right or left ideological reason. They are there to fight and attack the guards and ‘others’. I know their kind as i lived amongst them for 33 years. Those guys are not your friends
sounds like you’re just back from grafton st yourself SOQ. how was it? did you get any of them read the nonsense you post here? or is reading beyond them?
You do realise there might be a difference between this crowd who hijack any protest if they think they can turn it into random violence and people who can analyse stats and think for themselves and realise we are being forced into an unjustified lockdown that will result in massive economic and mental health hardship?
Or are you just a bit dense?
Should have carried a BLM placard.
Guards would have been on their knees quicker than an Irish politician meeting Angela Merkel.
8.9 on the Sure Have Inferiority Troubles meter.
Shouldn’t you be posting on peoplesrepublicofcork?
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Sure why would I do that?
Well, if anyone’s used to being on their knees it’s you Charger. Kinda like Farage’s fluffer Herman Kelly. Guffaw.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Brave Gardai. Extendable baton. Not for protection, but for assaulting.
Been in trouble with a few extended Gardai.batons myself.
Good times- then the wife found out.
Are we supposed to feel sorry for them? Pro disease groups have been agitating for a fight for months.
Which disease are you referring to?
You! Them! Ye know, knuckledraggers.
Of course it turned violent. They always do. Knackers gonna knacker
“Anti-mask protest turns violent”…there is a turn up for the books. They look like a lovely bunch of lads who definitely didn’t turn up in town looking for a fight.
Absolutely- sure nobody apart from wastrels could possibly be angry about the current situation
How is that state sector defined benefits pension with no mortgage on a half mill house paying out btw? Covid-19 House prices rising by six percent I believe.
Nursing home for you soon so.
Are we looking at the same photos SOQ?!
As I say, you’ll end up with a fat lip and perhaps worse if you go sashaying around this lot.
Lots of decent folk who disagree tend not to get violent.
not a paye or prsi contribution between them. i really enjoy seeing them get a good belt of a baton and thrown into the cells for a few hours. get them all down to spike island any they can play patriot down there away from us.
hoping to see a garda keep his knee on a neck for 8 minutes, were you?
Yawn – We don’t live in Twitsville or whatever other godforsaken part of Mid-West USA you fantastise about.
Actually, you’re the only one who seems to be having (frankly weird) fantasies throughout this thread
So satisfying to see
I noticed earlier that the North Face, at the top of Grafton st, removed all their stock in case they get ramraided again.
Wouldn’t you be gutted if you had a genuine Canada Goose jacket all the same?
I’d be more gutted if that Canada Goose jacket on the angry scrote above was real! Pissed in fact as I’d have likely paid for it.
And would you buy jackets for many youngfellas?
can of coke and bag of tayto in my day
I’m a bit precious about my taxes.
The Rolling Donut has a drive thru now?
If there was ever a time to protest it’s now.
If you’re not angry about this unjustified lockdown, then you’re probably not aware of the facts.
The average IFR is only 0.23% and 0.05% for under 70s. “long covid” is minuscule too. Here’s the latest peer reviewed scientific study from the most qualified person on the planet, Dr. John Ioannidis
Sorry to break it to you but these fine specimens of Irish manhood ain’t really protesting about masks and the lockdown. In fact, I don’t think they really know why they are angry – the list of grievances is long – just that they are angry.
No- you are an absolute Nazi because Richard Boyd Barrett says so.
One thing is for sure- he’ll never be short of a few bob.
SOQ, I hate to break it to you, but this lot are mentally deranged and/or challenged..
Of you go, Join the “great replacement” and “globalist” dog whistlers. Finally a donkey derby is subject to some animal control!
Fair dues to them. Simples on here calling them knackers. Why would they not protest. I would if I was there.
Yeah, they don’t look like K#ackers at all.
Join the racists ranting about the great replacement!
Some really good photographs there. Well done to the photographer.
Dopey scumbags. One moron was flying a Knights Templar flag, I guess because they fought Muslims.
Lock them up for the next six months.
Brit racists joining with Irish racists backed by Brit racist money.
And they call themselves Patriots
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On any side of this protest
Picture anyone of these protestors back April 1916 in the GPO, Four Courts, Boland’s Mills, City Hall etc
Or going on Hunger Strike
Or taking their death sentence instead of offering to squeal
If you can
Point him / her out to me
Would you stop- these petri-dish ferals would attack the men and women of 1916 as radical leftists or some other spurious reason to give cause to their life malaise.
There are genuine people with very legitimate grievances about this current semi-lockdown. This lot of neer-do-wells are most certainly not them.
here something of mine since Paddys Day 2019
its the last leg of a three parter
But I think you’ll get the gist
although, and I hope you don’t mind
I’m not sure calling people petri-dish ferals does anything for your argument btw
Looks like Petri Dish Ferals
Might actually be a thing
Or have I stumbled onto something I shouldn’t have
I’m noticing slot of anger and strong views for and against covid restrictions. People getting edgy. How do you appease people on polar opposites of political viewpoints?? Genuine question.
I kind of hoped society would have become more tolerant over last 50 years. Sadlyi can’t see any evidence of this.
Enjoy the small things and people close to you. Society is a high speed train out of control and can’t be saved.
Same lads would have been football hooligans in the 80’s & early 90’s. Unhappy with the lot living in mammy’s box room and looking to blame others for the woes. Alls they need is to get laid and drink a cold beer the poor pets.
Is this outfit the Yellow Vest movement, or is it the Continuity Yellow Vest movement?
No, this lot today were the provisional vests.. the official vests are out on Saturday and in keeping with their name the continuity vests are out on Sunday..
Shane Harrison, the Dublin correspondent for BBC NI covered the demonstration for the 6.30pm bulletin. He interviewed an old dear, from Moore Street Market who I’m pretty sure appeared with Ronny Drew, back in the day. She was a proper old school Dub.
Picture 2: Accidental Renaissance?
Pic 2 – all I see is anger?
Pic 2 I see a man on the right who looks to be in a defensive bodily position about to fall away to his left . He has a look of anger and surprise on his face – jaw open- while pointing an accusing finger at the guard. The guard’s hand is tightly clenched around the truncheon. I assume he’s just after hitting the man. The older man has his hand stretched out as if pleading with the guard to stop. The other guard behind looks like he’s in mid-strike
Today’s examiner front page has what’s probably the “before” photo, mid-strike: http://cf.broadsheet.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/ie231020page1-scaled.jpg
I would be very cautious to assume anything from one photo. Or to try to guess sequences from two photos.
In photo 2 above, blue-jacket guy is unbalanced.
In the examiner photo blue-jacket guy is falling.
If these are 1-second apart – then I would say photo 2 happened first.
If they are more than that apart there is no way to tell which happened first.
Also, the cop in photo 2 has his notebook out – not exactly the “lets knock some heads” poise.
Ref Pic 3:
theres video on twitter on the Beacon timeline where that fellow is dragged by a Guard out of the ‘combat zone’ and left at the side of the street and the guard goes back in to the fray. Yer man then jumps up and runs back in and grabs the Guard ..
these lads went up to grafton street not to protest the lockdown but to create mayhem
This might just be the start of it
Stay away from Heuston/ Parkgate Street tomorrow folks
They’ll be squawking his name like they were squawking “Justice for Aaron Brady” at Caroline Donohoe last week.
I watched and listened to some of the carry-on and ranting on social media (provided by the Tan Torino) from the docks and you would travel a long way before you would find such a collection of foul-mouthed skangers. The lockdown provided the far-right anti everything brigade with an opportunity to draw attention to themselves.
Like I said – all I see is anger?
The sheer nastiness running throughout this thread is interesting.
Is this “NME” thing a bot? I mean it can’t be human. Can it??
Shayna lives in the North – Belfast. All pubs/bars/clubs/cafes/hairdresers/barbers/beauticians have been closed for a week so far and estimated to be a further 3 weeks, perhaps longer? In my opinion, perhaps a tad drastic – re-open everything – no-one wears masks, not washing hands etc.. Proper Charles Darwin on it. I wonder how many would sign up?
I always wonder why the anti-maskers don’t have covid parties where they can lick each others faces and achieve 2her immunity” or what ever the chemtrails tell them..
We do. We’re having a face licking party tomorrow night. The burds are gagging for it after 9 months of nothing! It’s going to be great. No masks, lots of hugging and lovin, drinking, singing, dancing, all the things humans love to do. I do enjoy though when low intellect sheep like yourself come on and use cool terms like “Chemtrails” in a disparaging fashion as if you have a clue what’s going on in the world. You do realise geoengineering is a thing right? SAIs or Strastopheric Aerosol Injections are an accepted method of weather and climate manipulation, but of course you knew that already, right? Oh, you thought that geoengineering and planes releasing various gases into the atmosphere was a “crazy conspiracy theory”…dolt…
I hear Dee Wall aka Dolores Webster and Gemma are going to fight for a first face-kick from you E’Matty. Dee’s got an advantage with the crutch but Gemma can shatter ear-drums with her vocal register. But be careful, living corpse John Waters could do a stealthy pincer movement and slobber over your face from the side.
One more fascist off the streets for attacking a female.
Good on them getting out and opposing the lockdown lunacy.The Gardai clearly planned to wait for them on Grafton Street as a symbolic location given it was the scene of the wonderful sit down protest a few weeks back. The media heavily pushing those opposing the lockdown as right wing racists, or mentally ill (Tubridy on those not wearing masks). I am looking forward to house parties with friends this weekend (and indeed every weekend until this BS ends). We’ll be hugging and kissing and doing all sorts of human things. We will continue to meet and socialise regularly, and there’s sweet FA the lockdown merchants can do about it. We are now in total defiance and disobedience of the lockdown and all measures associated. Have never worn a mask. Have been asked in some shops and I just tell them “I’m exempt” and they shut right up. Went on three holidays this summer, two abroad. I love the extent to which our behaviour drives the lockdown sheep nuts. I am going to work to defy and undermine the restrictions at every turn. Widespread civil disobedience, even if only by a minority, can work to undermine and weaken these restrictions impact. The State will have to become more forceful, thereby causing even more people to oppose the restrictions. Let the games commence!
“I am looking forward to house parties with friends this weekend (and indeed every weekend until this BS ends). We’ll be hugging and kissing and doing all sorts of human things”.
Guffaw. OK – you win, you little social butterfly. Spread your love far and wide! I do envy your obviously choc-full diary. I mean, could you literally be anything other than widely popular and sought-after?!
Little belter E’Matty!
ah thanks. “I mean, could you literally be anything other than widely popular and sought-after?!” so so true.
such a hero …