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GARDAI have broken up a significant public order incident in Limerick.
Officers attended the scene in the Castletroy area this evening to disperse the crowds.
A number of videos have been widely shared on social media, especially Snapchat, revealing a gathering of dozens of students in breach of Covid-19 social distancing regulations.
The incident is believed to have taken place at College Court in Castletroy.
One video shows outdoor drinking taking place, alongside loud music, and a lack of social distancing.
In this piece, the students fall silent as the pyrotechnic explodes near a vehicle.
In a second video, glasses are broken on the roadway, with a firework subsequently spinning out of control in the night sky.
Why though? pic.twitter.com/ZttETdXL2O— JJ (@jayhartigan) March 2, 2021
This is just by my home in Casteltroy, Limerick! pic.twitter.com/ftqQEEMzph— Mostafa Darwish (@eldarwish90) March 2, 2021
A further video seen by the Limerick Leader shows a large number of people fleeing the scene as a garda car – sirens blaring – arrives, as chaos reigned supreme.
The Limerick Leader has contacted the gardai for comment.