ANTI-LOCKDOWN protesters engaged in angry running battles with police during a planned demonstration in Dublin city centre today.
The chaotic scenes unfolded around Grafton Street, with Gardai filmed charging at crowds of demonstrators after several fireworks were fired directly at officers on the scene. 23 people were arrested.
Smoke bombs, pepper spray and police batons were both visible in footage widely shared across social media.
Officers were also seen gathering nearby on Grafton Street.
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