Hundreds protest in Castlerea over men’s alleged assault by garda

Garda Ombudsman investigating incident in which two men and a garda were injured

People marching in support of two Castlerea  men who allege they were  assaulted by a garda  last week. Photograph: Brian Farrell

People marching in support of two Castlerea men who allege they were assaulted by a garda last week. Photograph: Brian Farrell

More than 700 people marched though Castlerea in Co Roscommon on Sunday to show solidarity with two local men who they allege were assaulted by a garda last weekend.

Many of those who took part in the silent protest said afterwards that they wanted to show support for the men and their families.

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