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Dublin's St.Stephen's Green Open After Farmer's Blockade

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

6:46 PM - 27 Nov 2019



Farmers have left the St Stephen's Green area of Dublin city centre following a protest that caused traffic chaos for over 24 hours.

However, it's unclear whether they are going home or if they plan to gather elsewhere.

Protesters are demanding that injunctions against two farmers as a result of the meat blockades be dropped.

Solicitor PJ Jones - who has been put forward as a spokesperson for the farmers - says if the injunctions are not lifted today, the protests will escalate.

He said: "Nobody wants to bring this city to a standstill between now and 24th December.

"But if that's what has to happen, and the Department digs their heels in on this, then that's what's going to happen - and instead of being 50 tractors here today, you might see 500 on Friday."

Earlier, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed met with farmers earlier who had been protesting near the Dáil.

The group said they were highlighting the challenges in the sector, and that they would not leave until Mr Creed met them.

The protest was organised by a number of individual farmers.



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