Published On: Sat, Feb 27th, 2021

Ireland lockdown fury: Dublin horror as angry crowds hurl firework at police – VIDEO | World | News

Anti-lockdown protests in Dublin have descended into chaos as the police and protestors square off. Police have attempted to disperse the large groups as the demonstrators loudly chanted freedom. Video footage has emerged of some protestors hurling objects at police. 

Among the chaos were protestors berating the police while others demanded people calm down and protest peacefully. 

Terrifying footage has emerged showing one individual walking directly up to the police aiming a firework.

Two bangs can be heard in the video as the police scramble into the crowd to grab the person.

The large crowd of protests quickly scatter as panicked screams and shouting can be heard. 

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More bangs can be heard in the video as police intensify their efforts to get crowds to leave the area. 

A total of ten bangs can be heard in the brief video. 

During the protests, police arrested at least three people and handcuffed the individuals.

Irish Fine Gael politician Neale Richmond responded to the protestors and the chaos.

“How is that a constitutional right.”

The Irish police said they were operating a policing plan for Dublin’s city centre on Saturday afternoon.

In a tweet, they warned of disruption to travel in the area.

They said: “A number of traffic diversions and other policing plans are currently in place.

“Those who are conducting their essential journeys may meet obstructions on their journey and will need to avail of diversions.”

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