A protestor has been sent forward for trial, accused of endangerment of life by launching a firework at gardai during an anti-lockdown demonstration in Dublin.
Hundreds of people gathered on Grafton Street on February 27th last to protest against measures aimed at halting the spread of Covid-19.
Gardai prevented the protestors from entering St Stephen’s Green park, which had been closed.
A firework was discharged at the top of Grafton Street, after which gardai baton-charged protesters.
The riot led to three officers being injured, 23 arrests and 13 people charged with public order offences, while footage of the scenes went viral online.
Gardai later charged Jake Merriman, from Meadowlands Avenue, Monkstown, Dublin.
He is accused of possessing glass bottles capable of causing serious injury, violent disorder, and endangering life by propelling a lighted firework causing a substantial risk of death or serious harm.
He was also charged with assault causing harm to a garda. Mr Merriman appeared at Dublin District Court today, and a date for the trial has been set for January 28th next year.