St Patrick’s cordoned off as hunger strike enters sixth day

Gardaí have cordoned off both ends of St Patrick's Close in Dublin, on the sixth day of a hunger strike by 41 Afghans in nearby St Patrick's Cathedral.

Gardaí have cordoned off both ends of St Patrick's Close in Dublin, on the sixth day of a hunger strike by 41 Afghans in nearby St Patrick's Cathedral.

Gardaí said the move was to protect pupils from the adjoining primary school from the camps of journalists and protestors that have congregated outside the cathedral entrance.

A HSE medical team is ensuring that the 41 men and juveniles on hunger strike do not suffer health complications from their hunger strike.

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