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Joan Collins (the actress) tweets to say she's not Joan Collins (the arrested TD)

We’re glad she clarified that.

Updated 10.30am 

YESTERDAY, THE TD Joan Collins was arrested at an anti-water meter protest in Dublin before being released a short time later.

The arrest generated quite a lot of discussion on social media with anti-water charges activists again levelling charges of heavy-handed and political policing.

Collins insisted she was “simply standing on a public footpath”.

Meanwhile the other, more famous Joan Collins, the British actress, author and columnist, has sought to clarify any confusion:

We may have reached peak Twitter.

Update: The United Left TD has delivered this quite magnificent response:

MORE: “I was simply standing on a public footpath” – Joan Collins TD arrested at Dublin protest

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