Gardaí arrest six housing action protestors in Dublin

Six people have been arrested on North Federick Street in Dublin at the site of a protest by housing action group, Take Back the City.

A number of people occupying a house were evicted under an order from the High Court.

The scene on North Frederick St tonight. Pic: John Rooney

Gardaí said a large crowd gathered during the eviction and they arrested the six people for breaches of the peace under the Public Order Act.

The housing action group has claimed that one person is in hospital.

Images shared on social media showed a number of masked gardaí gathered in front of the property during this evening's eviction.

Demonstrators have been gathering outside Store Street Garda Station tonight 'in solidarity' with those arrested.

The property on North Frederick Street was taken over by a group last month.

It followed a 10-day occupation of a building at Summerhill Parade a short distance away which ended after the High Court ordered protesters to leave.

Those involved in the demonstrations have argued that houses should not be allowed to sit vacant during the housing crisis.

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