John Connors described the Gardaí from the North Frederick Street incident as "scum" on The Late Late Show on Friday 2 years ago

John Connors described the Gardaí from the North Frederick Street incident as "scum" on The Late Late Show on Friday

A controversial statement to say the least.

John Connors appeared on the couch on The Late Late Show on Friday.

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Ryan Tubridy welcomed Connors, Philly McMahon, Pat Shortt, Stefanie Preisnner and Ailbhe Griffith to the studio in a very Irish line-up.

It was Connors who quickly became the talking point of the show.

The actor, screenwriter, and filmmaker was asked about the incident that took place during the week which saw a number of Gardaí and privately hired security men in balaclavas remove protesters from a vacant house that they were occupying.

The incident left four of the protestors in hospital.

Connors did not mince his words on the subject.

Before labeling the Gardaí involved as "scum", he claimed that they were assisting ex-loyalist paramilitaries, saying: "What happened at North Fredericks Street with the guards, aiding and helping these ex-loyalist paramilitaries was a low-blow I think."

Tubridy sharply interrupted by saying: "We don't know that they were that, so we need to hold back."

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Connors replied: "Either way they were scum. I think they were scum, and so were the guards that were involved. I think it's a new low."

He offered a silver lining to the incident that took place during the week, saying: "A bunch of people got together and protested, and every day that group is getting bigger."

His comments on the show have gathered a mixed reaction on social media.