The so called ring of steel of guards around the city and Herbert park was more bluff than anything
At least 300 to 400 people gathered today at Herbert Park for a peaceful rally.
There was music and some short speeches by Prof. Dolores Cahill, Barrister Tracey O’Mahony (Facebook https://www.facebook.com/traceyomahonygalway/ ) and Retired Derry Doctor Anne McCloskey.
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The park itself had plenty of other people there enjoying the sun. There was no attempt to stop any way entering the park and the bluff broadcast on the media all week worked its magic and many stayed away out of fear.
In the city centre there was a separate procession of about 200 to 350 people protesting about restrictions on the basic right of religious freedom.
This woman was arrested for no apparent reason but it did allow the RTE to at least get the headline they needed that one person was arrested In the video she can be heard shouting help, help me as she is surrounded by a group of Garda