Dublin city centre.
Scenes from today’s lockdown protest where 23 people were arrested for public order offences following clashes at the top of Grafton Street. The protest then marched peacefully to to the GPO.
Pics: RollingNews and KN
An anti lockdown protester firing a rocket at Garda on Grafton Street earlier.. pic.twitter.com/1ZUTC1cCCA
— Padraig O’Reilly Photographer (@padraig_reilly) February 27, 2021
99% peaceful protest today in Dublin – pity about the cluster of troublemakers.
Whether instigated by the bad actors, or just the way it is – this kind of crap inevitable and doesn’t help, but hey.
99% pulled back from the nonsense…no easy answers to the thug challenge… 🤨
— Ivor Cummins (@FatEmperor) February 27, 2021
Paul Reynolds crime correspondent on RTE news, and I quote
"Anti Vax, anti mask, anti covid protestors and both members of the far right and the far left" pic.twitter.com/CwgsokpTEx
— Cian (@Dliodore64) February 27, 2021
Drew Harris said "despite initial indications, following further investigations, there is no corroborated evidence of extreme left factions being involved" https://t.co/gjydrQzmP9
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) February 28, 2021