Fascists Festooned With Effigy And Mock Gallows Show Up To Dáil Return

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Right-wing protesters brought a mock gallows as well as photographs of high-profile politicians to a demonstration outside Leinster House ahead of the return of the Dáil.

A crowd of some 200 or so descended upon Kildare street where the main entrance was fenced off on the now traditional day of protest ahead of the return of the Dáil session.

The gallows, featuring an effigy of a man hanging from a noose, was adorned with images of An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald.

Images of Ministers Simon Coveney, Norma Foley and Roderic O’Gorman are also displayed.

The opposition weren’t spared either as Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin and Solidarity-People Before Profit TD’s Paul Murphy and Brid Smith are also brandished.

Farr-right protesters chanted against transgender rights, migration and planned hate speech laws. Two men were arrested under the public order act by gardaí.

Politicians and journalists who entered the building were bawled at and called “traitors” by the mob with slavish slogans “Irish lives matter” and “You’ll never beat the Irish.”