Over 100 people have gathered to protest outside Blanchardstown Garda station following a Garda shooting yesterday resulting in the death of George Nkencho.
Protesters are calling for the arrest of the officer who shot Mr Nkencho, and say they want to receive daily updates on the GSOC investigation into the incident.
Bullets were fired from an official Garda firearm after the man made several threats, and an attempt to resolve the situation with non-lethal force failed.
The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) is now investigating the incident.
Protesters outside Blanchardstown Garda station take a knee in memory of #GeorgeNkencho. They say they’ll protest for two hours every day for 14 days @NewstalkFM pic.twitter.com/AxIBDnEE98
— Mairéad Cleary (@maireadcleary7) December 31, 2020
Justice Minister Helen McEntee has expressed her sympathies with Mr Nkencho's family.
Speaking earlier, she said: "Yesterday's events were very traumatic, very upsetting for absolutely everybody involved.
"A life has been lost, and I want to express my sympathies to George's family - but also to those who were impacted by yesterday's events.
"What happens now is that there will be a GSOC investigation into what happened.
"It is an independent investigation and obviously we need to allow that to take place".