Member of Kinahan cartel identified on CCTV instigating violence at Dublin lockdown protest
The pandemic has created a perfect storm for conspiracy theories to run rampant, writes Ali Bracken
MAXIMUM DISRUPTION: Gardai restrain a man during last weekend’s anti-lockdown protest in Dublin. Photo: Damian Eagers/PA
March 07 2021 02:30 AM
Out of nowhere, the eight-shot cannon firework burst through the assembled crowd. Its target was gardaí, deployed to stem rising violence at the anti-lockdown protest in Dublin city centre last Saturday.
The iconic image now defines the chaos of the day: a warning shot to society about growing unease among citizens, fuelled by far-right extremists and conspiracy theorists.
Specialist detectives are now paying close attention. Not least because one member of the Kinahan cartel – a retired professional boxer – has been identified on CCTV instigating violence. The ageing boxer mingled with far-right extremists, intent on attacking gardaí and causing maximum disruption.