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Dublin: 4 °C Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Pedestrian rushed to hospital after car crashes into group of protesters

It happened after a small group of protesters attempted to block traffic in the area.

GARDAÍ HAVE CONFIRMED a person is being treated in hospital after a collision at the scene of a protest near Liberty Hall this evening.

A small group of water charge protesters had been attempting to block traffic outside the landmark union building earlier, after breaking away from the main demonstration at Merrion Square.

The person has been taken to hospital for assessment, a Garda spokesperson said.

Dublin Fire Brigade also confirmed they attended the scene, but had no further details.

This Tweet was also sent from the scene… has been unable to confirm the full details of what’s described in the Tweet.

The Garda spokesperson said the car hadn’t mounted the pavement. He said details of what had happened were still coming in from the scene.

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