WATCH: Video shows small explosive device set off at Dáil rally this afternoon

By Megan Cassidy

October 10, 2020 at 3:09pm

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Gardaí are managing conflict at the Dáil today as anti-lockdown protesters clash with opposition.

Around 50 National Party supporters showed up at government buildings to protest Covid 19 restrictions earlier this afternoon, but were challenged by 100s of counter-protestors in a clash which saw missiles thrown, according to RTÉ.

A video posted to Twitter shows a small explosion as tensions escalated.

Counter-protesters attempted to charge through barriers at the 'Let Ireland Live' rally just before it was scheduled to start at 1pm today.

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According to reports, fireworks were set off and barriers thrown as the confrontation escalated.

 

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