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Ireland Garda injured and six arrested during rally against hate speech law

13:05  02 february  2020
13:05  02 february  2020 Source:   thejournal.ie

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A MEMBER OF An Garda Síochána was injured yesterday after a number of protesters clashed during a rally against hate speech legislation in Dublin. Demonstrators from rival sides were forced apart by gardaí as the rally took place outside Leinster House on Saturday afternoon. Six men were arrested during the protest. They have since been released pending a court appearance at a later date.

Gardaí confirmed that uniformed gardáí and members of the public order unit were in attendance at the protest. “A garda member was injured during the incident and received injuries to his hand,” a garda spokesperson said. It is understood that supporters of the Irish Freedom Party were taking part in the demonstration. A number of people were waving Irish flags and holding placards stating “free speech is a human right”.

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A number of protesters have clashed during a rally against free speech legislation in Dublin. A number of people were waving Irish flags and holding placards stating “free speech is a human right”. “It is not known currently if any incidents had taken place or any arrests have been made in

Members of Garda Siochana (Irish Police) patrol Dublin city center during Christmas Season.  On Saturday, December 21, 2019, in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) © Artur Widak/NurPhoto Members of Garda Siochana (Irish Police) patrol Dublin city center during Christmas Season. On Saturday, December 21, 2019, in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Videos posted on social media show clashes with a number of counter-protesters who were holding a rally. Gardaí were forced to push the counter-protesters back as they attempted to move towards those taking part in the free speech rally. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said he wanted to strengthen hate speech legislation. A public consultation was launched last year in a bid to update Ireland’s law on hate speech.

- With reporting from PA

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