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Monday 14 October 2019

Lone protester stands in path of vile march

A lone objector staged his own peaceful protest against the Saoradh march in Dublin on Saturday. PHOTO: TONY GAVIN
A lone objector staged his own peaceful protest against the Saoradh march in Dublin on Saturday. PHOTO: TONY GAVIN
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Amid the widespread disgust at the parade of Saoradh through the capital, one man staged his own peaceful protest in its path.

The unidentified member of the public stepped out on to the street, shortly after the parade had left the Garden of Remembrance on its way to the GPO.

He stood with his hands crossed over the back of his head, forcing marchers and bandsmen to walk around him.

Eventually, a self-appointed steward came forward to bundle the man off the street.

Later another man, who identified himself as Seamus Ryan, from Limerick, confronted those involved.

He said that he was incensed by the spectacle following the murder of journalist Lyra McKee.

"I didn't know Lyra, but I know people who did know her. And this is repugnant to me, to have these people out here today celebrating," he told reporters.

Irish Independent

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