Demonstrations in the central streets of Dublin echoed with chanting in support of the union of the two Irelands while angry protestors burned UK flags.
Participants in the rallies chanted slogans including “Troops out,” “No Royals” and “No one welcomes the Queen.”
The visit comes as Ireland is witnessing an unprecedented security operation with the presence of more than 10,000 police and 120 British special police forces in charge of protecting Queen Elizabeth during her tour of the Republic of Ireland.
Security forces cordoned off all the streets on Queen’s route hours earlier than her arrival in Dublin effectively blocking protestors from the venues, where the Queen was to attend, by metal barriers.
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