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Irish deputy PM trapped in car by water charge protesters

Ireland’s deputy prime minister was trapped in a car for two hours on Saturday afternoon after being surrounded by demonstrators protesting against water charges.

Joan Burton, the Labour party leader, had to be rescued by Garda Síochána officers when her vehicle was trapped within a large angry crowd in the Jobstown area of west Dublin.

Burton, who is also the Irish Republic’s minister for social protection, was attending a graduation ceremony when about 100 protesters rushed towards her ministerial car after the event finished at about midday.

More Follow External Link to Henry McDonald, The Guardian