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Crowds turn out for Dublin march in support of Jobstown protesters

The rally was organised in support of protesters charged with falsely imprisoning Tánaiste Joan Burton.

Protesters marched from the Central Bank up to the Courts of Criminal Justice in Dublin.
Protesters marched from the Central Bank up to the Courts of Criminal Justice in Dublin.
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Updated – 7:50pm

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE turned out for a Dublin rally today in support of the Jobstown protesters accused of falsely imprisoning Tánaiste Joan Burton.

The march, which began outside the Central Bank and ended at the Courts of Criminal Justice, was organised to show solidarity with those who have been issued with court summonses in connection with the alleged incident at an anti-water charges demonstration in Tallaght last year.

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy is one of a number of people charged with public order offences arising from the demonstration, during which protesters staged a sit-down protest around the Labour leader’s car.

Last month, the DPP ordered that criminal charges be brought against 27 people, including a number of juveniles, allegedly involved in the protest.

The adults have been ordered to appear before Dublin District Court on 2 November, while the minors are due to appear before the Children’s Court on 29 October.

They face charges including false imprisonment, violent disorder and criminal damage.

First published at 2:15pm. Comments are closed on this article due to active legal proceedings.

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