Ireland: Deputy PM trapped by protesters

  • Joan Burton, Irish Deputy PM (Tanaiste) was stuck in her car for two hours after it was blockaded by anti-water charge protesters.
  • Incident took place in Tallaght, Dublin. 
  • Protesters surrounded Burton's car after she attended a graduation ceremony. 
  • Tanaiste was eventually transferred to a police vehicle and left the area some three hours after the incident began.

Irish Times report