Ex Debenhams Workers Removed F...


Ex Debenhams Workers Removed From Henry Street Premises During Protest

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Gardaí allegedly removed former Debenhams workers from a store in Dublin last night, as KPMG attempted to take stock from the premises.

The demonstration was part of an ongoing dispute over redundancy packages.

Former employees were only granted statutory entitlements, when 11 closed branches shut their doors over a year ago.

Last night,thirty protesters barricaded themselves into a loading bay at the Henry Street branch.

A live stream of the event shows a small number of local residents and supporters also at the scene.

Protesters Claim "Excessive" Force Was Used By Gardaí

One of the protesters and Shop Steward Jane Crowe says over 50 Gardaí attended the incident

She claims officers "physically lifted us up and brought us out".

"Whatever way they carried me my coat came off," she said.

The ex-Debenhams workers said her top went over head and her underwear was broken during the incident.

Jane described the behavior as "excessive".

"The majority of us there were mammies and grandmothers, there was no need for that many Gardaí."

The force has not commented on the incident.


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