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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Riots

This week
3rd December 2023 - 7th December 2023
Youth worker: 'I could easily have been one of those rioting'
Glen Kearney says he is proof that intervention really works when helping young people make the right choices.
Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Legislation to provide gardaí with body-worn cameras passes
Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said the new legislation will also give gardai greater access to CCTV.
Garda public order units to be armed with tasers, Commissioner tells TDs
Before now, only a small number of specially-trained firearm gardaí carried tasers.
Tánaiste says McEntee will have full backing of all Fianna Fáil TDs if no confidence vote called
Mary Lou McDonald criticised Government TDs for not being present on the scene of last week’s stabbing incident.
Ministers have pledged their full support for Justice Minister Helen McEntee amid threats of a motion of confidence next week
Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald says McEntee's position is untenable.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar aks people to stop connecting migration with crime, saying 'it's not right'.
Increased garda presence planned for Dublin city centre 'up to and beyond Christmas'
Pressure mounts as Harris and McEntee called before justice committee over city centre violence
The Explainer: Out of control - how did an attack in Dublin lead to riots and looting?
We’re joined by several members of The Journal’s newsroom to examine how Thursday unfolded, and to discuss the political and social fallout of the events.
Last month
November 2023
John O'Brien: Enough of the Minister and Commissioner's magical thinking around law and order
The retired detective chief superintendent shares his insights on policing, riots and the rule of law.
Increased Garda presence in Dublin, Opposition declare no confidence in Commissioner
A five-year-old girl remains in critical condition in hospital following a stabbing yesterday.
Gardaí are out in force in the city centre following last night's unrest.
Sinn Féin expressed no confidence in the Justice Minister, but she said she will not resign.
The five-year-old girl who was injured in yesterday's stabbing incident remains in critical condition.
Aoife Barry: I didn’t recognise the Dublin I witnessed yesterday - it was terrifying
'It was pure instinct': Brazilian Deliveroo driver tells of moment he stopped Parnell Street attacker
Dublin riots: How a mob in the capital turned to looting, arson and calls to kill
Dublin city centre was largely shut down last night as rioters attacked gardaí, looted shops and set vehicles on fire.
What exactly happened in Dublin city and how did the situation escalate so quickly?
To understand that, we need to explore what has been happening online in terms of anti-immigration rhetoric
As is often the case with a breaking news story, many rumours gained traction yesterday before the truth had time to emerge
As it happened: Increased Garda presence in Dublin, Opposition declare no confidence in Commissioner
Schools close early and clinics cancelled at Temple Street amid fears of unrest in central Dublin
Justice Minister says she will not resign after parties declare no confidence in her
McEntee also said gardaí had had all the resources necessary to keep people safe in Dublin.
PSNI send two water cannon to gardaí following last night's riots in Dublin
The PSNI confirmed in a statement this afternoon that they had sent dispatched the water cannon.
In pictures: The violent riots in Dublin city centre and the aftermath of the chaos
Gardaí made 34 arrests during the riots last night, 32 of which will be appearing before the courts this morning.
This year
French mayors hold anti-violence rallies six days after police shooting sparked riots
The government has battled riots and looting since a 17-year-old was shot dead by a police officer during a traffic stop on Tuesday
Grandmother of killed French teen urges calm as mayor's home attacked
The protests were sparked by the killing of a 17 year old by police.
Over 1,300 arrested in France as protests continue on day of killed teen's funeral
The riots were sparked by the shooting of a 17-year-old by police on Tuesday.
Police injured in January 6th riots could sue Trump for damages, says US justice department
America’s Department of Justice has said that a civil case for incitement to riot could be possible but have not ruled Trump criminally responsible.
Brazil's riots at Congress: what we know so far
Hundreds of people have been arrested in the wake of the riots.
Thousands of protesters stormed Brazil's seat of power in scenes which have been compared to the 6 January insurrection at the US Capitol.
Footage posted on social media showed rioters breaking doors and windows to enter the Congress building before damaging property inside.
It comes just a week after leftist Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva was sworn in having defeated former right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro.
Brazilian authorities arrest 1,500 protesters after major pro-Bolsonaro riots
Last year
Riots erupt in Brussels after Morocco stun Belgium at World Cup
Police used water cannon and teargas after coming under attack from football supporters.
Iran doubles official toll for Tehran prison fire deaths to eight
An government news agency claimed clashes at the prison were unrelated to protests about the death of Mahsa Amini
Riots in Sweden 'linked to criminal gangs who target police'
The country has been rocked by a series of violent protests sparked by a far-right politician’s plans to publicly burn the Koran.
All time
Death toll rises to 32 in South Africa as rioting and looting continues
Riots began last week following the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma.
Six dead in South Africa riots over jailing of ex-leader Zuma
Police said shops and businesses have been looted and vandalised.
Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has said herd immunity could be achieved this year.
'I can't stay': US envoy to Northern Ireland resigns after pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol Hill
The deputy national security adviser and the first lady’s chief of staff have also resigned.
Riots break out in Sweden after protesters host Koran-burning rally in Malmo
About 300 people were on the streets of Malmo with violence escalating throughout the evening.
Chile orders new curfew as unrest death toll hits 11
The unrest started after protests against a public transport price hike escalated.
French yellow vest marches enter 19th weekend, as protestors banned from Champs-Elysées
More than 100 businesses were damaged last week weekend in Paris during yellow vest riots.
Paris police chief fired following yellow vest riots on Champs-Elysées
About 5,000 police were deployed in the capital on Saturday to deal with the protests.
Mother and child saved from apartment building set on fire by yellow vest protesters in Paris
French police said more than 80 people had been arrested by mid-afternoon.
7 killed and 17 injured in South Carolina prison riot
Fights among inmates erupted yesterday evening at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville.
68 people killed in Venezuelan jail fire
The blaze at the detention facility in Carabobo state is the latest in a series of deadly incidents.
Death toll rises in Iran unrest as protesters 'attempt to take over police stations and military bases'
President Hassan Rouhani called for a calm but stressed that people were free to express criticism.
Two shot dead in protests over disputed Kenyan election
Human Rights Watch urged police to show restraint in the face of protests.
Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election
Locals have reported troops firing at buildings and people in the capital as tensions escalate.
Riot squads were used at least once a day in Portlaoise Prison last year
A team typically would be made up of five or six wearing riot gear including a helmet and shield.
Cars torched, supermarkets looted and 200 officers injured in anti-G20 protests
Police have been attacked with iron rods and petrol bombs.
25 years ago: More than 50 died and LA was ripped apart in the Rodney King riots
For six days, America’s second city was engulfed in a fireball of rage in front of the world’s news cameras.
Hundreds arrested after riot in Bulgaria's largest refugee camp
Migrants were protesting a recently imposed ban on leaving the centre pending medical checks.
Over '165 people injured' as police and protestors clash at North Dakota pipeline
Police claimed the protesters were engaged in a ‘riot’.
Police release video showing shooting of man which sparked riots
The family of Keith Lamont Scott have already released their own video.
From patching up wounds in south central LA, to bringing cutting-edge healthcare to Donegal
Tom Finn, head of private healthcare firm Affidea Ireland, has had a colourful career to say the least.