Dublin Immigrant Knife Attack: 5 Injured, Including Children

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DUBLIN, IRELAND – MARCH 17: A Garda speaks with a man holding up a banner as anti-lockdown protesters demonstrate on St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin city centre on March 17, 2021 in Dublin, Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day has again been cancelled this year due to the Covid pandemic. The police are warning would-be lockdown protestors to stay away from potential flashpoints. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Knife Attack Unfolds Chaos in Central Dublin

Dublin faced turmoil after an immigrant with a knife attacked and left five individuals injured, including three young children. The incident, occurring in central Dublin, prompted police to probe various motives, including potential terror-related aspects. Clashes erupted between riot police and anti-immigrant protesters at the scene near O’Connell Street post the attack, leading to vandalism of a police car, double-decker bus, Holiday Inn, and McDonald’s restaurant.

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Police Investigation and Public Reaction

Amidst the chaos, a five-year-old girl and a man in his late 40s sustained serious injuries, with the latter arrested by the police. The authorities, asserting an open investigation into motives, emphasized keeping all avenues open for inquiry. Witnesses described scenes of pandemonium and distress, emphasizing the severity of the situation. Protested erupted in Dublin.

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