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30th Jul 2021

Protestors call on Dublin Temple Bar pub to “come out and say sorry” over alleged assault

Alan Loughnane

Footage of the incident has been widely shared on social media.

Hundreds of people descended on Temple Bar on Thursday evening to protest outside the The Temple Bar Pub following an alleged assault which took place outside the premises on Monday night.

Temple Bar webcam footage of the incident shows two skateboarders, who have since been revealed to be a 13-year-old and a 16-year-old, involved in a clash with security guards outside the pub.

In the video, one of the youths appears to be kicked by one of the men while being held on the ground by another.

At the end of the footage, one of the skateboarders can be seen being dragged into the pub from the street by a member of staff.

Protestors gathered outside the pub on Thursday to call on the pub to “come out and say sorry” for the incident.

The protest was peaceful and while Gardaí were at the scene, there were no incidents reported and the crowd dispersed without incident following the protest.

An Garda Síochána revealed an investigation into the incident is ongoing, saying it is “investigating allegations of an assault that is believed to have occurred in the Dublin 2 area on Monday, 26 July 2021”.

JOE has contacted The Temple Bar Pub for comment on the matter.