Scuffles reported at anti-racism protest in Dublin
Hundreds turned out at two separate protests outside Leinster House on Saturday.
Hundreds of people took part in separate rallies outside Leinster House in Dublin on Saturday, in both anti-racism and free speech demonstrations.
It was reported that "scuffles" broke out at the demonstrations, as Gardaí and stewards attempted to hold back some protesters.
Gardaí in Pearse Street have since confirmed to JOE that three arrests were made this afternoon, Saturday 14 December, in relation to a protest that was taking place on Kildare Street.
One woman and two men were arrests and taken to Pearse Street GS. One man (18 years) and one woman (late 30s )will be dealt with by adult caution and the other man (early 40s) has been charged and will appear before court at a later date.
People Before Profit were in attendance at the rally, insisting that Ireland can't allow the right-wing to gain power in this country, saying: "we need to be united to win a more equal society".
— People Before Profit (@pb4p) December 14, 2019
The Immigrant Council of Ireland said ahead of the rally that it is now "More important than ever to stand in solidarity against the spread of populism, hate & othering.
"We are one society, one community, united in harmony as a people seeking to live lives in peace & dignity."
Meanwhile, the Irish Freedom Party were also in attendance, "supporting free speech".
— Irish Freedom Party (@IrexitFreedom) December 14, 2019