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Ireland: Dubliners sing and dance at impromptu gathering on eve of lockdown00:45

Ireland: Dubliners sing and dance at impromptu gathering on eve of lockdown

Ireland, Dublin
October 22, 2020 at 14:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dubliners were seen taking advantage of their last night of freedom before Ireland entered a Level 5 lockdown on Wednesday night. Scores of locals were singing and dancing on the popular Grafton Street in central Dublin until police were forced to break up the gathering.

The impromptu gathering was not organised and just expanded after a few people stopped to dance around a street performer. Local reports described the gathering as a 'spur of the moment' event.

The Garda, the state police force of the Republic of Ireland, confirmed that just after 21.30 local time (20.30 GMT) they broke up a party on Grafton Street after seeing a video circulating on social media. The local police also confirmed that attendees moved on and left when asked to do so.

The Irish government announced a six-week national lockdown starting at midnight on Wednesday night until December 1. The country is moving to its highest lockdown tier after a surge in new COVID-19 cases.

Ireland: Dubliners sing and dance at impromptu gathering on eve of lockdown00:45
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Dubliners were seen taking advantage of their last night of freedom before Ireland entered a Level 5 lockdown on Wednesday night. Scores of locals were singing and dancing on the popular Grafton Street in central Dublin until police were forced to break up the gathering.

The impromptu gathering was not organised and just expanded after a few people stopped to dance around a street performer. Local reports described the gathering as a 'spur of the moment' event.

The Garda, the state police force of the Republic of Ireland, confirmed that just after 21.30 local time (20.30 GMT) they broke up a party on Grafton Street after seeing a video circulating on social media. The local police also confirmed that attendees moved on and left when asked to do so.

The Irish government announced a six-week national lockdown starting at midnight on Wednesday night until December 1. The country is moving to its highest lockdown tier after a surge in new COVID-19 cases.

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