Eas a result of the incident, which left a five-year-old child in serious conditionanti-immigration groups concentrated north of the capital and clashed with the police, after which the disturbances spread to other areas of the city.
Police Commissioner Drew Harris stressed that the clashes were triggered by a “faction of crazy ‘hooligans’ driven by far-right ideology”.
As a result of the clashes, several streets were closed and public transport was suspended. The police appeared to have regained control of the situation by 10pm Lisbon time.
The Irish President, Michael D. Higgins has already expressed his concern for the victims of the “horrific” multiple stabbing, while also praising police action.
“This atrocious incident is in the hands of the Garda [designação da polícia] and the fact that it is being used or abused by groups with an agenda that attacks the principle of social inclusion is reprehensible and reprehensible and deserves the condemnation of all those who believe in the rule of law and democracy”, added Higgins, whose position is mainly representative.
The mob, spread across different streets, also looted several commercial establishments and forced entry into a large shopping center.
Images of the attacks by groups of young people against police officerswho were isolated in the confusion of the disturbances, already described by political leaders as the worst ever to occur in the country.
Garda chief executive Drew Harris has called for “rumors” circulating on social media about the identity of the attacker to be ignored, as they are “malicious information” disseminated by groups “for their own purposes”. .
The Garda said today that the stab attack, which took place in the center of Dublin, was “not related to terrorism”.
Speaking to the media, Superintendent Liam Geraghty indicated that the investigation is seeking to establish the motives that led a man, aged around 50, detained at the scene of the attack, to stab a woman, three children and himself.
In addition to the five-year-old child in serious condition, the woman, around 30 years old, who works at a school center, is being treated for “serious injuries”, while the other two minors are out of danger.
According to Geraghty, the alleged attacker, whose identity was not disclosed, is also hospitalized with stab wounds and is being questioned to clarify the reasons for the attack, which is why he called for the maintenance of public tranquility and to “avoid premature judgments”.
Some media indicate that the suspect, who was not born in Ireland, has lived in the country for more than 20 years and has an Irish passport.
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