Sunday 4 December 2016

Protests underway as Joan Burton arrives for Jobstown trial

Published 19/09/2016 | 12:39

Protesters during the trial of a 17-year-old for false imprisonment at The Childrens Court in Smithfield, Dublin
Protesters during the trial of a 17-year-old for false imprisonment at The Childrens Court in Smithfield, Dublin
Paul Murphy TD with Protesters during the trial of a 17-year-old for false imprisonment at The Childrens Court in Smithfield, Dublin
Protesters during the trial of a 17-year-old for false imprisonment at The Childrens Court in Smithfield, Dublin

A group of protesters gathered today at the Children's Court in Smithfield this morning as Joan Burton arrived for the first false imprisonment trial relating to the 2014 Jobstown protests

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The trial in question is of a 17-year-old who finished his Leaving Certificate this year; he faces two false imprisonment charges for trapping Joan Burton and a member of her staff in her car for two hours as part of a protest against water charges.

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy, who also faces false imprisonment charges, has said the arrests and trials are ‘political policing’ and that the cases should be dismissed.

Trials for the adults accused of false imprisonment will begin next April; the group had asked to be tried together, but they will be separated into four blocks of defendants.

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