At the Blunt Edge of a Cosh: Police Violence & The Student Protests

“The images of the Gardai’s horse charge or their over-zealous use of the baton (knocking a young woman out cold and bloodying the faces of others), being used on peaceful student demonstrations has a chilling effect. We are unaccustomed to seeing our Gardai in the same light as (the very often violent) Italian or French police forces. We are unaccustomed to Garda cavalry charges past the Shelbourne …” (more)

[Illan Rua Wall, Human Rights in Ireland, 8 November]

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