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Gardaí and Occupy Dame Street supporters in Dublin today.
Gardaí and Occupy Dame Street supporters in Dublin today.
Image: @unkiedave via Twitter

In pictures: Gardaí prevent Occupy camp regeneration

The Occupy Dame Street protest camp was dismantled by gardaí early this morning.
Mar 8th 2012, 3:34 PM 10,825 89

GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN city centre are preventing the protest group who had camped outside the Central Bank’s headquarters from 8 October until this morning from erecting any more tents at the property.

The camp was dismantled by dozens of gardaí at around 3.30am today and the area was subsequently cleaned by Dublin City Council workers.

The Central Bank earlier confirmed that it had requested that gardaí peacefully remove the camp after gardaí had raised public order and health and safety concerns over the protest. Gardaí had previously asked the protesters to remove the camp ahead of the St Patrick’s Day festival later this month.

The protesters have appealed for supporters to maintain a presence outside the bank, despite the camp’s destruction.

These images were taken outside the bank’s Dame Street headquarters today, where the camp had been based:

Read: Central Bank requested Occupy camp’s removal on garda advice >

Video, photos: Occupy Dame Street camp removed from Central Bank base >

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