A Dublin concert headlined by controversial rapper, Naira Marley was shut down by the police last night after a gang of youths were spotted fleeing the scene.
The incident unfolded at Lost Lane just off Grafton Street before Naira Marley took to the stage to perform. According to reports, about 30 young men were seen running out
of the premises in the early hours of
Sunday morning. The scene remained closed to the public and police in Dublin have since confirmed
that a number of weapons have been
seized and a man in his 20s arrested in connection with the incident.
An eye witness who was at the
concert said, “an African artist
‘Naira Marley’ was headlining a
show at Lost Lane yesterday with
some other upcoming acts. We
came for the event which started
around 10:30pm. People were
waiting for the artist to perform
when all of a sudden gardai came
to the venue, drove everyone out
and shut it down.
“Afterwards Garda (Dublin Police)
came in tens and filled everywhere.
Everyone was still surprised and
curious as to what was going on
because no gang attacked or
anything. They [the crowd] filled the
street around the venue confused
as to where to go and some [were]
angry at the organisers asking for
In a statement, Dublin police confirmed that investigations are ongoing. A spokesman said: “Gardai are investigating an incident where a large number of male youths
congregated outside a premises on Adam Court, Dublin 2 at approximately 1am on 7 July 2019. A number of offensive weapons were located after the youths departed and were seized by Gardaí. One male in his early 20s was arrested and was charged in relation to this offence. Investigations are ongoing.”