Angry clashes between water-charge protesters and gardaí in Coolock

Angry clashes between water-charge protesters and gardaí in Coolock
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An anti-water charge protesters and garda have clashed in angry exchanges at Coolock garda station tonight.

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Around 200 protestors gathered outside the station following the arrest of three anti-water charge protesters earlier today.


The two men and one woman were detained during The Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s earlier visit to Santry, where anti-water charge protesters heckled him as he arrived.

They have since been released and Gardaí say they are no longer at the station, however the protest continued.

Gardaí confirmed that a crowd gathered outside, and that the road by the station was closed for a time and diversions were in place.


Protesters have alleged that gardaí have used pepper spray, but this could not be confirmed by An Garda Síochána.


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