Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
I wonder how the people are feeling about being railroaded into joining the EU now.
Flashback: G20 warned unrest will sweep globe | Irish Police Protest And Call The Government A Criminal Accessory | British Secret Service, Army Alert on Bank Riots | UK: Police warn of ’summer of rage’ due to recession | Huge protest over Irish economy, pension clawback | IMF Chief Warns Of Riots In Response To Economic Crisis
Andy Winter, Sky News
May 11, 2010
Protesters have clashed with police as they tried to break through the gates of the Irish parliament during a march against bank bailouts.
Dozens of people broke away from the demonstration and ran at the gates of Leinster House, the parliament’s main building.
They wrestled with police who tried to force them back in a bid to secure the gate.
It has been reported that at least one man suffered a cut to his head during the scuffles as organisers appealed for calm.
The protest march had been arranged by the Right To Work Campaign.
The coalition of political parties, trade unions and community groups is opposed to the Irish government’s handling of the financial crisis.
They have argued against plans to inject billions of euros into the Republic of Ireland’s banks.
Police have said no arrests were made and the disturbance was brought under control “within minutes”.
Watch video from the protest below.