Calls for Commissioner Drew Harris to step down as Blanchardstown sees “day of mayhem” over the shooting of George Nkencho
There have been calls by social media users for the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to step down from his role after horrendous scenes in the Blanchardstown area of Dublin on Thursday.
Large groups of protesters were seen outside the Blanchardstown Garda Station chanting that they wanted justice for George Nkencho who was shot dead by gardai on Wednesday afternoon.
They then went on to various other locations, including Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Hartstown Spar and stopping traffic nearby. They shouted chants of racism and black lives matter. Meanwhile innocent onlookers got caught up in the mayhem as seen below.
A large garda contingent eventually gathered around the Spar in Hartstown but were allegedly told by their superiors to leave the large gang of protesters who pelted the garda van with bottles as they left.
People are saying that the gardai didn’t do enough to stop the mayhem and bring peace to the area, especially given the lack of social distancing and large gathering during the Level 5 lockdown.
Watch the footage below and tell us your thoughts in the Facebook post and share this with your friends. The video of George Nkencho’s brother calling for retaliation for the murder of his brother and stating it be directed to the Garda who fired the shots was on social media…it was removed because this is now an ongoing inquiry/investigation by GSOC.