Out of control, anti-social behavior on the streets of Dublin has again drawn unwanted attention on the capital’s serious problem with anti-social behavior. The Daily Shift’s Denise O’Donoghue reports on a violent assault gone viral.
A YouTube video documenting a serious assault on a young man in Talbot Street, Dublin has gained thousands of views since it went online last night.
An encounter between two pairs of young males outside O’Shea’s hotel shocked Dublin pedestrians yesterday. Passersby quickly ran away from the scene as two men wearing vests and shorts knocked over and proceeded to kick and hit another man as he huddled on the ground before the victim’s friend, in a blue and navy hoodie, intervened. The friend, however, was also forced to the ground and attacked.
The other man, dressed in a red hoodie, managed to sit up before being kicked, seemingly in the face, and falling to the ground once again.
The two attackers left the scene while the man in the blue hoodie threw an open bag of crisps after them and followed them through the crowd of onlookers.
Reactions online range from shock and despair to satisfaction and joy.
Love seeing scumbags getting a beating. The lad who threw chips should be charged with littering! – YouTube user Ob1sdarkside.
Has anyone asked this lad to play for Irish rugby team, beautiful drop kick. – YouTube user irishnobbler69.
This has made my day. Lovely to see these scumbags get a hiding. Just shows how little intelligence they have to pick a fight with lads twice the size of them. Heroin isnt know [sic] to be great for the muscles after all. – YouTube user MrSweatyteeth.
Inner city dublin’s version of a classical ballet… – YouTube user tylercheribini.
Its a disgrace how many people looked at them and just walked away like your [sic] just as bad as the person doing the crime >:( – Youtube user amylou0397.
And why are people posting that the Talbot Street video is ‘funny’? What mentality have you to say that this kind of violence is funny? – Twitter user @MFCerTreasa.
OMFG just goes to prove how violent Dublin has become. – Twitter user @kateyo.
This is the latest in a series of violent attacks in Dublin, some of the most recent being the stabbing of nine men in the Phoenix Park and the deaths of three men following drug overdoses last Saturday night.
By Denise O’Donoghue