Teen terrified by protesters

A teenager doing work experience at a TD’s office has said he was terrified after being set-upon by protesters.

The 16-year-old was working at Donegal deputy Joe McHugh’s office at the weekend.

He was pulling down the shutters on the Fine Gael deputy’s office in Letterkenny when he was abused.

At the time Donegal Action Against Austerity were holding a protest outside the office.

The boy, who asked not to be named, revealed his grandfather, who had come to collect him in a taxi, was also verbally abused.

The boy got into the taxi and called the gardaí. He was asked if he wanted to take the matter further but declined.

“They started to take pictures of me and my grandfather and his taxi and at this point I became agitated and tried to push the camera away.

“After this myself and my grandfather got into the taxi and locked the doors and phoned the gardaí,” he said.


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