As it stands, literally no one seems to know who ‘Rocket Man’ from Saturday’s protest is. His image has been everywhere and, it would appear given the bright colour that he was wearing, he wanted to be seen by all who was looking at him or the footage.
Speculation is rife as to just why or how this person managed to do what he did in front of all to see, especially where was standing right at the front of the crowd in front of a heavy handed garda line that was ready to act if necessary.
The culprit ran like the wind and got away from gardai, who were lucky to not receive very serious injuries from such a violent and dangerous act.
On Saturday, thousands of people gathered in around the top of Dublin’s Grafton St to participate, watch and control an anti-lockdown protest.
The majority of protesters definitely were peaceful. They chanted and arguably didn’t socially distance or wear masks, but they definitely were peaceful.
However, one boogie man figure emerged at the top of the crowd and directly shot a rocket firework into the direction of around 5 gardai, reportedly hitting one of them in the ear.
What all the above in mind, people’s phone cameras, CCTV, social media etc, it’s amazing that more than 24 hours later, no one – including the gardai, is able to identify who “Rocket Man” actually is?!
There’s plenty of photos floating around social media all day with alleged person’s face. Rumours of who it is, where they’re from and certain theories as to why he did it.
The ins and outs of “who done it” is certainly turning out to be a mystery in Irish political life.
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