Tuesday 6 December 2016

Anti-war protestor questioned by gardai over red hand prints on Taoiseach's office

Greg Harkin

Published 07/10/2016 | 17:25

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An anti-war protestor who daubed blood-red paint on the constituency office of Taoiseach Enda Kenny was being questioned by gardaí last night.

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The Co Mayo woman in her 50s was detained at Mr Kenny's office at 10am yesterday.

The woman had earlier spoken with staff at the office on Tucker Street in Castlebar about her concerns at the ongoing civil war in Syria and the bombing of eastern Aleppo.

The constituent had complained that the Government hadn't done enough to speak out against regime atrocities in Syria.

Gardaí were called when red paint hand-prints were daubed outside the office.

The phrases 'How many more children' and 'Represent me' were also painted on the outside walls of the office.

Staff called gardaí after pleas to the woman to stop the vandalism failed.

A Garda spokesman confirmed a woman in her 50s was arrested in Castlebar and was being questioned at the town's garda station.

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