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Dublin: 19 °C Friday 14 August, 2020

Update: Two more arrests over 'Jobstown' today --- that makes it 22 since last Monday

A man in his 30s was arrested early this morning. Gardaí have also arrested a male juvenile for questioning.

A protest against the arrests was held outside the Department of Justice last week.
A protest against the arrests was held outside the Department of Justice last week.
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Updated at 9am

TWO MORE PEOPLE have been arrested today by gardaí investigating last November’s ‘Jobstown’ protest.

A man in his 30s arrested in the Brookview area early this morning was released this afternoon.

Gardaí have now confirmed the arrests of a second male — a juvenile — who was arrested later this morning.

He’s being held at Tallaght Garda Station for questioning under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

20 people were arrested last week as part of the investigation into the protest at Joan Burton’s presence at an event at a college of further education in the south-west Dublin suburb.

TD Paul Murphy — who himself was arrested and questioned by gardaí last Monday for his part in the demonstration — yesterday called for a “significant response” if the arrests continued.

A large-scale protest is being planned for next weekend, should the operation continue.

Photos: Hundreds protest over 20 arrests of anti-water charge activists this week>

Read: Why are so many gardaí showing up to make the ‘Jobstown’ arrests? And why so early?>

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