'This is because we are black' – eviction in capital illegal and forced, claim nine tenants – Independent.ie

African tenants of a Dublin property are appealing for Government protection, claiming they were illegally evicted from their home by dark-clothed security men, while gardaí were filmed standing by.

Nine tenants say they were thrown out onto the street on Wednesday after a security company, represented by several men wearing black clothing, baseball caps and face masks, removed them from their rented home.

“It’s not our responsibility if you’re homeless,” a woman garda is filmed telling the tenants.

“They (the security company) already have given in documentation. You have no right anymore to be here.”

Two male gardaí are filmed standing opposite the female officer in the corridor of the home, on Berkeley Road, Phibsborough.

“Where is the court order this has been decided,” a female tenant can be heard to shout in the video.

“I’m a law student, you’re not entitled to evict someone illegally and garda, we called

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