Condemnation of violent Dublin protests

By Dan Walsh

Wexford’s Senator Malcolm Byrne has praised the Gardai for their handling of the violent protests organised by extremist groups in Dublin at the weekend and urged tougher action against “anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine conspiracy merchants.”


Senator Byrne, who faced a small anti-vaccine protest outside his office in December, told; “What happened in Dublin at the weekend was disgraceful; the Gardai have enough to do without having to deal with this thuggish behaviour.”

He pointed out that these fringe groups are now resorting to violence to spread their message. “The overwhelming majority of people in this country are really angry at this tiny minority who are undermining the efforts of everyone, particularly our frontline workers.”

In conclusion, Senator Byrne thanked local Gardai for their work in “helping us all fight the pandemic.”

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