November 24, 2023

Rioting in Dublin After Knife Attack

Southern Ireland is getting a taste of what we went through during the George Floyd riots, even though Ireland is no stranger to violence in its streets.

This type of unrest is something new to the city, however, as violence broke out after a knife attack that injured five people, including three children.

Rioters clashed with police, including setting a police car on fire.

The Clash

A local Irish outlet reported that “rioters attacked gardaí, officers of the state police force Garda, and set a garda vehicle on fire.”

Everything got started in Dublin at O’Connell Street and Parnell Square East.

Rioters started to throw bottles at officers and set off fireworks in their direction, with the authorities described as "a small group of thugs."

Officers set up a perimeter around the Irish Parliament building, Leinster House, as well as mounted officers being called in for support.

All public transit in the area was suspended due to the violent outbreak.

You can see the aftermath of this riot in the video below…

But this is what those streets looked like only hours before…

The violence started immediately after a knife attack was reported in the early afternoon, with a five-year-old girl receiving medical attention, as well as several others, including two more children.

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris stated, "The facts are being established, but the facts are still not clear, and a lot of the rumor and innuendo is being spread for malevolent purposes.”

Police further stated that they have a “definite line of inquiry” and are not looking for any other suspects in the case.

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