WATCH: ‘Make Ireland Holy Again’ – skirmishes break out at rally organised by controversial activist
A man was attacked while observing a rally by supporters of controversial activist Gemma O’Doherty in county Waterford last night.
Supporters of journalist and political activist Gemma O’Doherty turned up on the Prom in Tramore to hold a rally. Although small in numbers, the rally was quite visible with large banners and tricolours being held aloft.
Some of the supporters in attendance were brandishing distinctive ‘Make Ireland Holy Again’ red baseball caps, similar to the caps made popular by US President Donald Trump.
Several locals had gathered on the Prom, some to voice their displeasure at the content of the rally, when it appears a verbal row broke out. The incident ended up with a local man being choke-holded to the ground.
CREDIT – Niall Lonergan
The fracas lasted for just over a minute with locals and people there for the rally trying to break up the altercation, before it descended into a bout of shouting.
Neither Ms O’Doherty, nor her ally John Waters, were in attendance last night and no reason was given for their absence. This is despite Ms O’Doherty advertising the Tramore protest on Twitter yesterday evening.
Gardai in Waterford were contacted for comment today.