Anti-lockdown protest- Thirteen people charged with public order offences in Dublin


Thirteen people have appeared in court charged with public order offences  because of  anti-lockdown protests in Dublin on Saturday.They were all charged with breaches of the public order Act. On Saturday night, gardaí (Irish police) said 20 people had been charged in connection with the protests.

They were remanded in custody with consent to bail to appear at Cloverhill District Court  on Friday, March 5th, by video link. They are  ordered to comply with all Covid-19 regulations, to attend no unlawful assemblies and to stay within 5km from home.

Gardai used batons as they move protesters down Grafton Street while fireworks, cars and bollards were thrown at gardai. Three police officers have been injured after attacks during the demonstration against Covid-19 restrictions in  Dublin city centre and several arrests have been made.

In a statement issued earlier , gardai said: “Gardaí are operating a policing plan Dublin city centre this afternoon. A number of traffic diversions and other policing plans are currently in place. Those who are conducting their essential journeys may meet obstructions on their journey and will need to avail of diversions.”

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