1916 REWIND: They're Armed! This Morning's Volunteer Exercise Is Starting To Look Pretty Serious

Historical report: What started off as a demonstration is now looking quite heavy – avoid the city if you can

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All this week we're bringing the 1916 Rising to life as it happened with historical reports from the fateful week, day by day and hour by hour. For more reports, see 1916 Live.

11.45am, Easter Monday, 1916

THEY ARE ARMED.

We are now seeing multiple tweets suggesting that the demonstrators who have been moving around the city centre all morning are DEFINITELY CARRYING WEAPONS.

Earlier on, we reported on some movements on Sackville Street – and later around the entire city centre – but at this point it's all starting to look a bit heavy.

Social media is buzzing with eyewitness accounts

3Bono
3Lambo
3Pat
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As we said earlier, we'll keep you posted on what's happening.

About 1916 Live

All this week, we'll be bringing the 1916 Rising to life as it happened – and as it would have been reported in modern media – on the pages of Lovin Dublin. From the confusion of the early stages, to the public attitudes throughout the week, we're going back 100 years to explore what it was all like to be in Dublin City during that fateful Easter Week.

Visit our 1916 Page to read through all the reports so far, and follow them as they happen on Twitter and Facebook.

Written By

Joe O'Shea

Journalist and broadcaster. Occasionally on your TV and radio. Also newspapers and magazines. Cork - Dublin - Peckham.

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