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Court hears man charged with firework offence at Dublin protest is currently on the PUP

The court heard the accused had worked in a power-washing business but is currently in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

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A 30-YEAR-OLD MAN appeared at Dublin District Court today charged in connection with five offences during an anti-lockdown demonstration in Dublin on Saturday. 

He was accused of the production of weapons during an assault – an eight shot firework and two glass bottles – at Grafton Street. He also has two other charges for possessing other glass bottles which were capable of causing serious injury. 

The court heard the accused had worked in a power-washing business but is currently in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

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