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Cork protesters face €100 fines as Garda say it’s not ‘reasonable excuse’ to leave home

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Following last week’s demonstrations in Dublin which left three Gardaí with ‘serious injuries’, another anti-lockdown protest is set to take place this weekend in Cork city.a group of people standing in front of a building© Provided by Extra.ie

Gardai have warned organisers of the event that a criminal investigation could go underway if the anti-lockdown rally on Patrick Street goes ahead.

While a Garda spokesperson told Extra.ie, that they do not ‘comment in respect of potential events which may or may not occur’, Gardaí have said that attending one of these events is not a ‘reasonable excuse’ to travel outside of your home.a group of people standing on a sidewalk: Following last week’s demonstrations in Dublin which left three Gardaí with ‘serious injuries’, another anti-lockdown protest is set to take place this weekend in Cork city. Pic: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie© Provided by Extra.ie Following last week’s demonstrations in Dublin which left three Gardaí with ‘serious injuries’, another anti-lockdown protest is set to take place this weekend in Cork city. Pic: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Those in breach of this public health regulation can be issued a fixed charge of €100.

‘Where An Garda Síochána can identify potential organisers of such events, An Garda Síochána has and will engage and advise those organisers as to the current Public Health Regulations, their responsibilities and potential consequences,’ a statement from the Gardai said.a group of people walking down the street: Gardaí have also said that attending an organised event is not a ‘reasonable excuse’ to travel outside of your home. Those in breach of this public health regulation can be issued a fixed charge of €100. Pic: Artur Widak/NurPhoto© Provided by Extra.ie Gardaí have also said that attending an organised event is not a ‘reasonable excuse’ to travel outside of your home. Those in breach of this public health regulation can be issued a fixed charge of €100. Pic: Artur Widak/NurPhoto

‘A decision as to whether any protest takes place or not is a matter for the organisers, in full knowledge of the current Public Health Regulations.’

‘Where Gardai find potential breaches of the public health regulations a file is prepared for the DPP in each case or a Fixed Payment Notice is issued where appropriate.’a group of people walking down the street: The warning comes after one Garda was left needing surgery due to a ‘serious’ injury following last week’s demonstration with 23 people arrested on the day. Pic: Damian Eagers/PA Wire© Provided by Extra.ie The warning comes after one Garda was left needing surgery due to a ‘serious’ injury following last week’s demonstration with 23 people arrested on the day. Pic: Damian Eagers/PA Wire

The warning comes after one Garda was left needing surgery due to a ‘serious’ injury following last week’s demonstration with 23 people arrested on the day.

In video footage widely distributed online, a firework was blasted at close range into Gardai.a hand holding a video game remote control: Ahead of Saturday’s possible protest in Cork, public order units will be on standby with a major policing plan involving both local and national Gardai. Pic: Artur Widak/NurPhoto/REX© Provided by Extra.ie Ahead of Saturday’s possible protest in Cork, public order units will be on standby with a major policing plan involving both local and national Gardai. Pic: Artur Widak/NurPhoto/REX

Ahead of Saturday’s possible protest in Cork, public order units will be on standby with a major policing plan involving both local and national Gardai.

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