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covid chaos Garda injured as nine arrested following public order offences in Cork


Crowds gather despite lockdown restrictions

Crowds gather despite lockdown restrictions

Crowds gather despite lockdown restrictions

A Garda received “minor facial injuries” after a chase that was caught on video which has gone viral on social media shows large crowds gathering in Cork City centre.

Gardaí recovered a quantity of suspected cocaine following the chase and as a result of this and “a number of other” incidents in the city, nine people were arrested last night.

A video shot by a charity worker in Cork City last night has sparked widespread anger as hundreds of people gathered to socialise in Cork’s Grand Parade.

Despite prolonged negative media coverage last week on such gatherings in Dublin and Cork - and in spite of pleas from health officials and top politicians - huge crowds gathered to socialise once more.

Gardaí confirmed they made a number of arrests in Cork City last night for public order offences as part of their patrols aiming to maintain Covid-19 guideline compliance.

Gardaí confirmed this was the chase captured on video that has been viewed tens of thousands of times online.

“A quantity of suspected cocaine was recovered. One Garda received minor facial injuries during the incident. During this incident, and as a result of a small number of other, mainly related, minor public order incidents 9 males were arrested by gardaí,” the statement continued.

Four males were released pending the completion of a file for the DPP, one male was issued an adult caution, one male was charged with public order offences while two juveniles were also detained.

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