Solidarity protest at Bridewell over arrests of Irish water protestors .

Following a 4th day of arrests, 17 people have now been questioned over a protest that took place last November, including a number of minors. The investigation relates to a protest in Jobstown in Tallaght, a large working class community in Dublin, which trapped Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) Joan Burton in her car for several hours. A water balloon was also thrown at her head.

No one has been charged as a result of questioning.

There is a lot of anger at what is being described as political policing, the targeting of anti-austerity and water activists. There is a protest called for the Department of Justice Thursday 12th February  at 6.30pm.

This video shows the Stoneybatter community in solidarity with protestors at the Bridewell Garda Station on Monday 9th Feb. Irish politician Paul Murphy TD wit the Socialist party was taken from his home at 7 am.

 


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