Anti-austerity protest spreads from Dáil to quays in Dublin

An injured man is given medical attention as Gardaí clash with protestors outside Leinster House today..

An anti-austerity protest is continuing on Dublin's O'Connell Bridge, blocking traffic on the quays.

About 300 protestors are involved there while several hundred people are staging a protest outside Leinster House.

A variety of groups, who say they are against austerity, are taking part in the day-long protest as the Dáil reconvenes after its summer break.

There's a heavy garda presence in the area with access to the Kildare Street entrance of Leinster House restricted, and Molesworth Street closed to traffic.

Gardaí push against barriers as protestors gather outside Leinster House in Dublin today..

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