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'Shoot him' - Protester makes shocking Facebook threat towards Taoiseach

A protester has issued a shocking threat towards An Taoiseach Enda Kenny – saying that he should be shot.

In a worrying escalation of the massive protest against Irish Water charges and against the present Government, one protester last night said Mr Kenny should be shot.

Another protest event is being organised by the “Kingswood Says No” group – this time on the lawn outside Aras an Uachtaran on December 28 at 2pm.

And on a Facebook page set up to organise the protest, one man said: “Shoot him make him a martyr haven’t had one in a long long time (sic).”



Protest organisers say the protest will be arranged "for the People By the People”.

A spokesperson for Aras an Uachtaran said security is a matter for An Garda Siochána.

Administrator of the Facebook page Charlene Ni Chinneide said they will not tolerate any violence on the social media page or at the protest.

“That’s not where we stand. We don’t agree with violence,” she told Independent.ie.

“This comment will be removed and we will contact the individual in question.

“Violence is not the answer and we don’t want to be associated with it.

“This is 100 per cent, no 110 per cent, peaceful. If you are violent at the protest, we will ask you to leave,” she continued.

“We need to get our point across peacefully. There are decisions being made in offices in the Government buildings and there’s no consideration to the people.

“I’m a single mother, I’m 28 years old,  but I’m not doing this for me. I’m doing this for my parents that are both OAPs and my seven-year-old son who will be paying off this debt. We’re doing it for the people that are struggling.”

Charlene said they are not encouraging people to bring banners to the protest. People are asked to attend the protest in Phoenix Park on December 28 from 2pm with blankets and candles.

On Facebook, protest organisers said: “We are looking to arrange a peaceful MASS Protest on the front Lawn of our VERY QUIET President.”

“We want to hold a sit down Side by side, row by row (they can't argue numbers now) protest that we Won't be moved from until we are Addressed by the Government and listened to.”

“Bring your Picnic Blankets to sit on, A candle if you can and wrap up as "We shall not be moved!" People sitting side by side, row by row, they can't argue numbers then can they.”

Independent.ie is awaiting comment from the Department of the Taoiseach, and the Department of Environment.

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