A girl dressed in a face masks was once filmed throwing a drink over Leo Varadkar as he gave an interview in Dublin.
Photos shared on social media presentations the girl, who was once sporting a skateboard, strolling over to the place the tánaiste and a digicam group have been status in Merrion Park at about 3pm on Friday.
She in brief speaks to a member of the group, then walks over to Varadkar and tosses liquid from a white cup in his face. The lady then drops the cup, turns and runs away.
At a press briefing later that day Varadkar defined he was once filming a video to provide an explanation for new coronavirus restrictions to the folk of Dublin. He stated: “The excellent news is that we were given it completed sooner than the incident.”
He added: “I assumed it was once Avril Lavigne in the beginning on account of that skateboard and the whole lot however sadly it wasn’t. She additionally had a smoothie, which ended up in every single place my face and midway down my swimsuit. However I had a spare swimsuit and simply were given on with the day’s paintings.”
Varadkar, who has a garda motive force, stated he was once no longer in quest of further safety features. He stated he had no longer spoken to gardaí but however added: “I imagine they need to discuss to me.”
The previous presidential candidate Gavin Duffy tweeted: “What a horribly uncouth factor to do to Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. That is an assault on our democracy, no longer him. It’s reported it was once espresso however it might had been anything else together with acid. We want to higher give protection to our flesh pressers.”
A gardaí spokesperson showed was once investigating the incident.
New restrictions on gatherings, companies and go back and forth got here into impact in Dublin at the hours of darkness so that you could battle a surge in Covid-19 infections throughout Eire.
The federal government on Friday authorized a plan to transport the capital for 3 weeks from point two to point 3 on a five-level scale of restrictions.
There’s a ban on indoor eating place eating, and curbs on social gatherings and sports activities. Citizens are instructed to not go back and forth outdoor the county – both locally or across the world – with no compelling reason why.
Coronavirus circumstances in Dublin have greater tenfold previously month. Its 14-day occurrence fee is 104 according to 100,000, virtually double the nationwide fee of 53.