A farmer was injured while protesting outside a beef processing facility in Slane, Co. Meath earlier this morning (Friday, August 2nd); this is the second incident of its nature to take place this week.
The man was struck by a vehicle while participating in a demonstration being led by the Beef Plan Movement.
In a statement, a Garda spokesperson said: “A male pedestrian received serious leg injuries when he was struck by a truck.”
“He was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.”
As a result of this incident, the protest in Slane has been suspended.