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VIDEO: Pat Rabbitte being surrounded by protestors in pub

Do you agree with the method of protest on show in this video?

Image: still via youtube

AS REPORTED BY TheJournal.ie last evening, Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte was targeted by a group of protestors in a Dublin pub yesterday.

He was sitting near the bar at Doheny and Nesbitt on Baggot Street when he was heckled by protestors who are believed to have come from an anti-austerity protest outside Leinster House, on nearby Kildare Street. The heckle, “Run, Rabbitte, run” escalated into the minister becoming surrounded by a number of the protestors surrounding him with placards.

A video of the pub protest has since been posted on Youtube:

via Dublin SAYSNO

The comments underneath the video show a divide in opinion over the targeting of Rabbitte in the bar – the action is, on one hand, called “unfocused outrage” and “depressing”, while on the other is defended as the “tide is turning”.

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What do you think?

Would you support the particular method of protesting on display in this video?


Poll Results:

No (1988)
No opinion (1624)
Yes (615)



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