11 arrested following anti-mask rally in Dublin 1 month ago

11 arrested following anti-mask rally in Dublin

The 11 people arrested are currently detained at Garda Stations in Dublin.

11 people have been arrested following a rally in Dublin on Thursday.

A full Garda operation was in place from early afternoon as the protestors assembled at O'Connell Bridge and later moved to East Wall Road and onto Grafton Street.

Gardaí said that they engaged with the protestors on a number of occasions using a graduated policing response during which Garda members "engage, explain, encourage and, as a last resort, enforce".

On a number of occasions protestors were informed that they were in breach to Public Health Regulations and asked to disperse.

At approximately 5.30pm, as protestors began to disperse, a small group started to become involved in public disorder incidents on Grafton Street.

11 people were arrested by Gardaí for public order offences following a number of incidents in the area.

No injuries were reported and the rest of the group dispersed from the area "without serious incident".

The 11 people arrested are currently detained at Garda Stations in Dublin.

Gardaí told JOE that it has "no role" in permitting or authorising protest marches or gatherings, and that there is no permit or authorisation needed for such events.