State commemorates 1913 Lockout in Dublin

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Crowds attacked by baton-charging police on 'Bloody Sunday' 1913 (Photo: RTÉ Stills Library)
Crowds attacked by baton-charging police on 'Bloody Sunday' 1913 (Photo: RTÉ Stills Library)
President Higgins leads State Commemoration of 1913 Dublin Lockout 100 years after it began
President Higgins leads State Commemoration of 1913 Dublin Lockout 100 years after it began

The State Commemoration of the 1913 Lockout has taken place in Dublin, exactly 100 years after police attacked crowds at the start of Ireland's largest-ever industrial dispute.

The Dublin Metropolitan Police baton-charged crowds along the street on 'Bloody Sunday' 100 years ago.

Four died and over 300 were injured over days at the start of the biggest industrial dispute in Irish history involving 20,000 workers.

The commemoration included participants in period dress and a re-enactment of Jim Larkin's famous speech from a hotel window.

Re-enactment of the events on O'Connell Street 100 years ago

President Michael D Higgins laid a wreath at the union leader's statue in O'Connell Street before a minute's silence.

Wreath was laid at staute of Jim Larkin

Diversions will be in place around the area. 

The closure will not affect Luas Red Line services.