Gardaí are compiling intelligence files on some of the anti-vaccine protestors who gathered outside the homes of Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Tony Holohan in recent weeks.
The Special Detective Unit (SDU) is currently investigating some of the members who were protesting outside the home of Leo Varadkar on September 19th.
Likewise, a similar group of protestors gathered outside the home of Dr. Tony Holohan last Sunday, an event which is also being investigated.
A Garda source told the Irish Independent that the force has been monitoring a group of anti-vaccine campaigners for over a year.
“Gardaí have a renewed interest now in terms of investigating some of the characters who’ve presented in recent weeks outside the homes of the Tánaiste and Dr. Holohan,” the source said.
It is the responsibility of the Gardaí to “ensure some of these recent protesters are not dangerous, that they do not have the capabilities to cause actual harm”, they added.
“In the main, they (the anti-vaccine protestors) are not to be feared and might be best described as clowns with nothing better to do.”
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