'It's important to have the choice', says anti-vaccine passport protester in Dublin

Lisa Trainer

Thousands of people gathered in Dublin on Saturday afternoon to protest again coronavirus restrictions. There was traffic chaos as they gathered outside of the GPO, causing parts of O’Connell street to be blocked off. The demonstrators met at the Garden of Remembrance at 2pm before making their way to the GPO to protest against Covid restrictions. Demonstrators also hold a minute's silence for those who have suffered during the lockdowns. Guest speakers at the event accused the government of corruption and trying to control the public’s lives. They also claimed anti-Covid measures are worse than the virus itself. It comes as NPHET recommended further Covid-19 restrictions in a bid to turn the tide on the current surge of cases. The Pfizer vaccine has also been approved for use in children, as some new restrictions target curbing the spread of infection among five to 11 year olds. The Department of Health announced there were 4,791 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland on Saturday.

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