Man arrested by Gardai after reportedly flying Palestinian flag at Tyrone GAA sport (News)


A person was arrested at Meath’s All-Eire Qualifier conflict with Tyrone after reportedly flying a Palestinian flag within the crowd.

Video footage circulated on-line exhibits a person in a Tyrone jersey being faraway from the stands in Páirc Táilteann in Navan by gardai.

A garda can be seen carrying a Palestinian flag out with the person within the temporary clip.

In an announcement a garda spokesperson confirmed there had been a public order offence on the floor involving a flag and {that a} man had been arrested.

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The assertion reads: “Gardai in Navan who had been attending a soccer match between Meath and Tyrone right now [Saturday] acquired a variety of complaints from attendees that their view of the sport was obscured by a flag.

“Gardai spoke to a male who refused to decrease the flag and have become abusive to the Gardai.

“There have been a variety of younger households additionally within the crowd, the male was arrested beneath the Public Order Act and conveyed to Navan Garda station the place he was handled by the use of Grownup warning and launched.”

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Just lately the GAA’s Ulster Council banned the flying of Palestinian flags at Ulster GAA video games. A petition, with greater than 4,500 signatures by lunchtime on Sunday, has been launched calling on the GAA to repeal the ban.

Sinn Fein MP Paul Maskey, posting on Twitter after the arrest by Gardai in Navan, stated: “That is an absolute shame. This choice must be rescinded instantly. Come on GAA, get this sorted. I stand with the Palestinian individuals as do could gaels.”

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