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Jobstown: Two fresh arrests this morning (that's 19 so far, this week)

Two arrests were made in south-west Dublin this morning. The man and woman are being held at separate stations.

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Updated at 9.05am

GARDAÍ SAY THERE have been two arrests this morning in connection with last November’s Jobstown protest.

A man and a woman were detained this morning, a spokesperson confirmed

They’re being held at separate garda stations in south Dublin under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

It brings to 19 the total number of arrests this week in connection with the protest at Joan Burton’s presence at a college of further education in the south-west Dublin suburb.

TD Paul Murphy, two Anti-Aisterity Alliance councillors and and Éirigí activists were arrested on Monday.

Another AAA member was amongst those arrested and questioned yesterday. Gardaí have also detained a number of teenagers as part of their investigation.

Murphy, who has accused the Gardaí of ‘political policing’ in their operation, said on Twitter that three people had been arrested today, including one person under 18.

Gardaí said they were confirming two arrests, and had no information on any juveniles being detained this morning.

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Kieran Mahon, one of the two councillors arrested on Monday, said he expected protests to take place outside the garda stations where the people arrested today are being held.

A number of those detained during raids earlier this week spoke at a rally outside the Department of Justice last night — including 16-year-old Jason Lester:

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