VIDEO: Tánaiste Joan Burton Gets Hit By Water Balloon During Irish Water Protest 5 years ago

VIDEO: Tánaiste Joan Burton Gets Hit By Water Balloon During Irish Water Protest

Tánaiste Joan Burton was in the firing line during protests in Jobstown over the weekend as videos have surfaced showing the politician being confronted by angry protesters.

The videos show Irish Water protests in Dublin, with one depicting Joan Burton being hit with a water balloon during the protest which took place while she was attending a graduation ceremony at Cósan College.

The protests have received a lot of criticism due to the treatment of the Tánaiste as the footage shows her getting hit quite hard on the side of her head. Although she recovers quickly, it is apparent that the incident left her shaken during what was supposed to be a “peaceful protest”.

Her car was then later surrounded by protestors chanting a number of different slogans, in what Katherine Zappone, Independent senator, described to Newstalk as “menacing behaviour”.

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Video via YouTube/Seamus Conboy

Hat tip: JOE.ie.