Crowd Parties on Dublin Street Hours Before Nationwide Lockdown

A crowd of people were seen partying on Dublin’s Grafton Street on the night of October 21, just before a nationwide lockdown came into effect in Ireland amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

This video shows a large crowd gathered around a busker on Dublin’s main shopping street. The Irish Times reported the impromptu gathering was dispersed by police.

Ireland went to Level 5 in its national COVID-19 plan on October 22, which meant all non-essential retail was shuttered, restaurants and pubs could only offer takeaway services, and travel was restricted for most to within a five-kilometer radius of the home. Credit: @stf_rss via Storyful