Friday 9 December 2016

Gardai and water protesters clash during canvassing

Cormac McQuinn & Kevin Doyle

Published 22/02/2016 | 18:24

Water protestors try to block Taoiseach Enda Kenny's car as he leaves 'eishtec' in Waterford where he had paid a visit.
Pic Steve Humphreys
Water protestors try to block Taoiseach Enda Kenny's car as he leaves 'eishtec' in Waterford where he had paid a visit. Pic Steve Humphreys
Water protestors try to block Taoiseach Enda Kenny's car as he leaves 'eishtec' in Waterford where he had paid a visit. Pic Steve Humphreys
Water protestors try to block Taoiseach Enda Kenny's car as he leaves 'eishtec' in Waterford where he had paid a visit. Pic Steve Humphreys
Water protestors try to block Taoiseach Enda Kenny's car as he leaves 'eishtec' in Waterford where he had paid a visit. Pic Steve Humphreys

Gardai and water charges protesters clashed briefly today.

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A handful of water charges protesters gathered outside 'eishtec' in Co Waterford today as Taoiseach Enda Kenny paid a visit.

The protesters attempted to block Mr Kenny's car from leaving - but after a few moments, the taoiseach was on his away.

Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin was forced to abandon a walkabout in Crumlin village today after being confronted by a small group of anti-austerity charges protesters.

Water protestors try to block Taoiseach Enda Kenny's car as he leaves 'eishtec' in Waterford where he had paid a visit.
Pic Steve Humphreys
Water protestors try to block Taoiseach Enda Kenny's car as he leaves 'eishtec' in Waterford where he had paid a visit. Pic Steve Humphreys
Water protestors try to block Taoiseach Enda Kenny's car as he arrives at 'eishtec' in Waterford where he had paid a visit. Pic Steve Humphreys
Water protestors try to block Taoiseach Enda Kenny's car as he leaves 'eishtec' in Waterford where he had paid a visit. Pic Steve Humphreys
Water protestors try to block Taoiseach Enda Kenny's car as he leaves 'eishtec' in Waterford where he had paid a visit. Pic Steve Humphreys
Water protestors outside 'eishtec' in Waterford where Enda Kenny had paid a visit. Pic Steve Humphreys

Mr Martin was about to start a canvass with Cllr Catherine Ardagh when the group arrived at her constituency office chanting "banks got bailed out, we got sold out".

Eventually after a short stand-off the protesters allowed the car to pass.

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