Clashes in Dublin over loyalist march – burning cars, missiles thrown, vandalism and looting.
Yesterday a group of Unionists/Loyalists marched through Dublin in memory of all the victims of Republican violence. The Government hoped it would happen peacefully but I don’t think anyone really believed that.
I’m glad the Unionists didn’t march through Cork, it probably would have been worse.
If you recognise anyone in the footage or pictures, call Garda HQ on 01 6660000 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 250025. Thanks ElBlogador for those numbers.
- Indymedia, photo essay of the day (via)
- Dublin Riots on Flickr
- A picture tells a thousand words
- footage of rioters
- Dublin samples a Bite of Northern Ireland Troubles
- Three of those arrested aren’t Irish
- Todays Dublin Riots links to Dublin Riots Flickr pool
- I predict a riot (I’ve never voted for Sinn Fein anyway, this riot guarantees I won’t)
- Dublin Riot Photos
- Never been in a riot
- RTE reporter attacked and called “Orange Bastard”
- Video of a group of young men destroying a car. One wears the Irish flag over his shoulders as he smashes the side windows with a metal pipe. Very patriotic.
- The Dublin riots from a PR perspective
- Finally, a call for the return of the march to Dublin. See the comments there for a taste of how divided our nation is. I liked this bit: “an aesehole is still an arsehole, it doesn’t matter where he goes to church.”
A sad, sad day for Ireland.
The Sunday Times has coverage of the background and riots:
- Who let the mob run free?
- Under siege from ‘madmen’
- Torn and bleeding, Bird makes the news again – Charlie Bird, RTE journalist, was attacked by nationalist rioters and called, “Charlie Bird, youâ€™re an Orange bastard”.
- Loyalists forced to retreat as riots halt Ulster love march
- Republicans told: ‘Do all in your power to stop it’ – “The text messages were sent out to republicans and sympathisers early yesterday: get to the GPO at 10am, they said. Between 150 and 200 people responded to the call, but they did not congregate so as to avoid coming to the attention of gardai.”
- Outcry over action of ‘thugs’
(links via Irish Blogs)