Protest group that staged demonstration at Simon Harris' home gather at Richard Bruton's house
"We’re here to tell him we’ve had enough."
Fingal Battalion Direct Action Group, who staged a protest at the home of Minister for Health Simon Harris last weekend, assembled outside the residence of Fine Gael's Richard Bruton on Sunday (17 February).
The movement gathered at the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment's north Dublin house in opposition of an impending carbon tax.
"We're outside the home of Richard Bruton," a member of the group confirms in video shared on the Fingal Battalion Facebook page.
"Another pillar figure in this Fine Gael-led failed free state. Mr Bruton is also the Environment Minister and is just about to impose another tax on the people, the carbon tax.
"We've had enough taxes imposed on the working class of Ireland. We've had enough of this failed free state.
"It's time to stand up and make a change - bring it to their doors," the spokesperson concludes.
Nine protestors in total are visible in the video, holding aloft banners and placards on the footpath in front of Bruton's house.
On Saturday evening, a Yellow Vest group assembled close to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's home in Dublin 15.
Fine Gael senator Neale Richmond has condemned both sets of actions.
"This isn’t legitimate protest," Richmond noted on Twitter.
"It crosses a line and should be called out for the personalised thuggery that it is."
On Saturday, Simon Harris appeared on The Marian Finucane Show where he discussed last week's incident.
Harris noted that his wife and newborn child had been "followed" home last Sunday by protestors, labelling their actions as a "violation, intimidation and thuggery."