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Video footage of the violence at Dáil Éireann

Full-length coverage from TV3 of Monday's protest march to Kildare Street and the fractious scenes thereafter:

The end of the video shows the injuries sustained by protesters. This incident raises important questions about the right to protest and the level of resistance from the police of the State.
Was this an attack on an institution of democracy?
Or was it a legitimate act of protest?
Should they have been prevented from entering the grounds of the parliament?

One Comment

  1. Rob wrote:

    In fairness John, you can see the protesters laying into the guards with their signs before any truncheons are swung.

    Friday, May 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

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