2 June 2023
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Man arrested at protest in Ballybrit over arrival of refugees
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man has been arrested during a protest at a new refugee centre in Ballybrit.
Two blocks at Ballybrit Business Park have been transformed into accommodation for 300 male international protection applicants.
A protest involving around twenty four people took place late last evening as several buses arrived at the centre.
Gardaí say it was a peaceful demonstration, but one man was arrested in relation to a public order offence.
He’s now been charged and is due to appear in court at a later date.
Protestors say they will be returning to hold demonstrations again this evening.
This is the moment buses arrived at the centre last night.