Afghans stage Dublin Cathedral protest

Sunday 14 May 2006 22.56
St Patrick's Cathedral - Afghan protest sit-in
St Patrick's Cathedral - Afghan protest sit-in

A group of Afghans are staging a sit-in at St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.

The group of around 30 have been at the Cathedral since earlier this afternoon.

It is understood those involved in the protest are failed asylum seekers facing deportation.

They have said they were planning to go on hunger strike.

Gardaí say they are demanding to speak to officials at the Department of Justice.