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How not to... conduct a flag-burning protest

Rule number one for the symbolic burning of a national flag: Check it is made of flammable material.

Image: Still from Michael O'Brien via

SEVERAL SMALL SKIRMISHES have been happening in Dublin city centre this afternoon, focused on O’Connell Street and the nearby area.

As Queen Elizabeth II heads to the Garden of Remembrance on the northside about now, another group were busy trying to deface the Union flag.

One problem: It seems to be a souvenir flag from the wedding of Wills and Kate and made of non-flammable material. So they have to make do with stamping on it.

See Michael O’Brien’s video via here>

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