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Ireland Man arrested by gardai after reportedly flying Palestinian flag at Meath's game with Tyrone

08:45  10 june  2018
08:45  10 june  2018 Source:   independent.ie

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Man arrested by gardai after reportedly flying palestinian flag at meath ' s game with tyrone The Tyrone team stand for the national anthem prior to the GAA

Please share this in protest at the arrest and to demonstrate solidarity with Palestine Is it an official stance from the GAA or just an over reaction on the part of the Gardaí in Meath ? They were obviously fecked off at the number of Palestinian flags behind the goal at last weeks Monaghan

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A man was arrested at Meath's All-Ireland Qualifier clash with Tyrone after reportedly flying a Palestinian flag in the crowd.

Video footage circulated online shows a man in a Tyrone jersey being removed from the stands in Páirc Táilteann in Navan by gardai.

A garda is also seen carrying a Palestinain flag out with the man in the brief clip.

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Ulster GAA fans responded by flying Palestinian flags by the dozen at the Tyrone -Monaghan Ulster championship game . Today a man was arrested for flying the flag in Pairc Tailteann in Navan at the Meath and Tyrone All-Ireland Qualifier. The flag is not illegal - it was flown by Dublin City Council off

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In a statement to Independent.ie a garda spokesperson confirmed there had been a public order offence at the ground involving a flag and that a man had been arrested.

The statement reads: "Gardai in Navan who were attending a football match between Meath and Tyrone today received a number of complaints from attendees that their view of the game was obscured by a flag.

"Gardai spoke to a male who refused to lower the flag and became abusive to the Gardai.

"There were a number of young families also in the crowd, the male was arrested under the Public Order Act and conveyed to Navan Garda station where he was dealt with by way of Adult caution and released."

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