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
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.
Social media is buzzing with eyewitness accounts
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.