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Six arrested during Waterford RAG Week celebrations

A large crowd had gathered on John St.

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UP TO SIX men aged between 19 and 22 were arrested in the early hours of Friday morning over public order incidents.

The arrests occurred while Waterford RAG (Raise and Give) Week was being celebrated by students in the town.

Gardaí said that “up to six” men were arrested at around 2.30am on John Street for minor public order offences. All were released without charge, and an investigation is ongoing.

There were no injuries reported, but it is understood that a large crowd had gathered on the street.

The Waterford Institute of Technology Students Union (WITSU) released a statement which said that it “is aware of incidents in Waterford last night where a number of people were arrested by an Garda Siochana”.

We are currently working with all authorities concerned in the investigation at this time.

It added:

WITSU condemns any acts of anti-social behaviour of a minority of people, however we would like to note the thousands of students who positively got involved in our Raise and Give Week Campaign that has already generated thousands of euros for our four worthy charities which are: Ballybeg Brick by Brick Fundraising appeal, Waterford SPCA, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, Childline ISPCC.

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WITSU said that “until all information on the incidents is clear”, it has no further comment.

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