“Library Stays Open Despite Nationalist Rally in Cork”
– Cork’s main library remained open despite a “nationalist” rally taking place outside.
– A crowd of around 300 people gathered in solidarity with library staff to counter the rally.
Amidst a nationalist rally happening on the streets of Cork, the city’s main library stood its ground and remained open to the public. The rally, which was addressed by individuals with a history of library invasions, took place outside the library entrance. However, a crowd of approximately 300 people gathered in support of the library staff, standing in solidarity and countering the Cork Says No rally that was happening at the other end of the Grand Parade by the national monument.
The local police force, Gardaí, played a crucial role in maintaining order during the conflicting rallies. They ensured a strong visible presence on the street and kept attendees from both events separated. Despite their efforts, a minor scuffle broke out when a man in a wheelchair approached the Cork Says No group and disrupted their speeches by blowing an air horn. Several individuals, some draped in tricolours, rushed towards him, resulting in one person grabbing the air horn and flinging it across the street. Fortunately, Gardaí swiftly intervened and arrested one man under the public order act.
As tensions simmered, more updates are expected to follow regarding this incident. The details provided are sourced from www.irishexaminer.com on 1693677735.