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Security scare as Dublin councillor climbs onto ledge of City Hall

Mannix Flynn on the ledge in City Hall (all images via Independent.ie)
Mannix Flynn on the ledge in City Hall (all images via Independent.ie)

An Independent councillor in Dublin has sparked a security alert after climbing out onto a window ledge as part of a protest.

Our pictures show Mannix Flynn hanging out of a window at Dublin's City Hall. The images were taken by witnesses who say Mr Flynn's actions are part of his campaign to disband the Artane Band.

Contacted by Independent.ie , Mr Flynn confirmed that he is sitting on the window ledge as part of his demonstration.

He earlier placed a public notice outside City Hall which stated that the band should be disbanded as a "matter of human rights".

The South Inner City councillor is calling for the disbandment of the band because of its historical links to St Joseph's Industrial School and institutional abuse.