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Coronavirus doesn't care whether it's at a street party or an anti-racism protest

Lorraine Courtney


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‘Too-close socialising’: A screengrab from video showing people, in Dublin on Saturday evening as lockdown restrictions started to ease. Photo: PA

‘Too-close socialising’: A screengrab from video showing people, in Dublin on Saturday evening as lockdown restrictions started to ease. Photo: PA

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‘Too-close socialising’: A screengrab from video showing people, in Dublin on Saturday evening as lockdown restrictions started to ease. Photo: PA

The day after a night out used to be reserved for swearing about our bank balance, but now we've got a whole lot more to think about.

As lockdown rules have relaxed, it's meant that we've all gone out for drinks. But in the age of socialising only at a safe, two-metre distance, a lot can go wrong and you can end up in an online video as part of the online lynching, internet vigilantism, and mob justice that has become as much a part of this pandemic as hand sanitiser and sourdough.

Footage of Dublin city centre has been widely circulated online in the past few days with many criticising the videos and saying that it shows a complete lack of respect for Government guidelines.