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Protesters confront opposition leader ahead of Irish vote

February 22
20:53 2016

Protesters forced opposition leader Micheal Martin to abandon canvassing in a Dublin suburb on Monday ahead of parliamentary polls, reflecting lingering public anger after years of economic crisis and austerity. Chanting "Jail! Jail! Jail!" the hecklers surrounded his car in protest at his centre-right Fianna Fail party, which led Ireland's government at the time of the country's banking collapse and 2010 bailout. Brandishing a banner reading "Dublin Says No" and chanting "Banks Got Bailed Out, We Got Sold Out", the protesters surrounded his car in a Dublin suburb, before party aides helped him make a speedy exit.

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