The fourth day of protest outside Blanchardstown Garda Station over the killing of George Nkencho during stand-off at Manorfields Drive Dublin last week.
According to a report yesterday’s Sunday Times, officers claim that lethal force was their only option as they feared that the 27-year-old could stab a garda or take hostages if allowed into his family home.
Social media posts over the weekend falsely claimed Nkencho – who suffered from mental health issues – had a number of criminal convictions.
TD Brid Smith said:
“What saddens me is the number of decent people that believe the lies. George Nkencho, shot dead by Gardai last week, was a man with mental health issues, but NO CRIMINAL RECORD.”