Armed Gardaí Present As Men In Balaclavas Remove Occupiers Of Frederick Street Property
Dublin City Council has asked the public to avoid the area...
Occupiers of a building on Frederick Street in the north inner city are being removed by men wearing balaclavas this evening.
Gardaí are present as those inside the building, who have been protesting against the homelessness crisis, are being evicted.
Take Back The City, the group behind the protest, has described how armed Gardaí are protecting the men and that pepper spray has been used as the situation escalates.
This is the state's response to people fighting for housing rights— Take Back The City - Dublin (@TBTCDublin) September 11, 2018
Pepper spraying peaceful protest
Public order vans
All in the name of defending private security goons with no documentation of who they are and who they represent pic.twitter.com/8O1b5ShIT2
We need as much support outside Frederick Street as possible for the eviction happening right now! pic.twitter.com/svTBsArlVW— Take Back The City - Dublin (@TBTCDublin) September 11, 2018
Eviction just there now 19.00hrs 34 Frederick street pic.twitter.com/iF51oHxdvG— oliver moore (@oliver_moore) September 11, 2018
Dublin City Council is asking the public to avoid the area due to 'an incident'...
North Frederick Street: Traffic blocked outbound, traffic delayed inbound due to incident in area. Avoid if possible— Traffic Mgmt. Centre (@DCCTraffic) September 11, 2018