Could it get any worse?
From this video, it appears they were there until after dark, and may have been arrested sitting down in front of the Daíl gates.
The young lady who was arrested is Jemma. She's homeless. She popped her tent after taking part in the legalise cannabis march. She then contacted her friends in ODS who later joined her.
The gardaí stole her tent long before the first arrest was made. Superintendent Joe "Blood on the streets" Gannon arrived later to point out to his goons those whom he wanted. Three activists were immediately grabbed and detained.
I await the court case. Maybe Joe will take the stand. I've got some interesting questions for him.
Tis true to say that Mr Ganley wasn't personally involved in any of this. However, it may be that he's just missed a niche. Or possibly there's too much fascism going on to be involved in all of it...
In your opinion, how should the gardaí have dealt with that?
As is usual, my expectations of a reply are close to non-existent but I think the question should be asked anyway.
A footpath cannot be "obstructed" in the legal sense of the word. Only a person or a vehicle can be obstructed.
I'm merely pointing out that fascism and parliamentary democracy are not the same thing. Police forces are there to maintain the status quo. Sometimes they apply force within or outside the law. In this case, they simply arrested people I assume for alleged obstruction, or similar.
Calling fascist every time they do this in my opinion disarming people from the very real dangers that fascist regimes represent.
I'm not crying wolf. Just because we haven't seen the government, who got elected for the lies they told, declare for a fascist State, doesn't mean that the small acts of overt fascism are unimportant and should be ignored. Fascism is a process. Personally, I kinda agree with you. I'd prefer not to label individual acts as being examples of fascism. I'd prefer to physically put a stop to them. Unfortunately I cannot be everywhere and besides, I'd probably have my arse handed to me, which would accomplish very little. So I guess I'll have to keep shouting until I reach enough ears and can reasonably and credibly set about physically putting a stop to it.
"It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers, can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins. We are going to inherit the earth; there is not the slightest doubt about that. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history. We carry a new world here, in our hearts."
— Buenaventura Durruti