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The tension simmering beneath the Dublin riots

24 November 2023

8:36 PM

24 November 2023

8:36 PM

The situation in Dublin yesterday – in which five people were injured in a knife attack in the heart of the city, resulting in a riot and violent clashes with the police – was to the untrained eye reminiscent of Belfast from days gone by.

Speculation about the nationality of the attacker fuelled the scenes of violence which took place last night and that has led to condemnatory tutting.

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