Dublin riots – latest: Police arrest 34 during night of riots after children injured in knife attack

Riots broke out in the Irish capital Thursday night, by what Ireland's Police chief calls a 'complete lunatic faction driven by far-right ideology'.

Dublin riots – latest: Police arrest 34 during night of riots after children injured in knife attack

A huge clean-up operation is under way after violent riots broke out in Dublin city centre following a stabbing which left three children and two adults injured.

Violent protesters clashed with Ireland’s police force An Garda Síochana, vehicles were burned and shops were looted in disturbing scenes on Thursday night.

Police confirmed 34 people have been arrested after chaos erupted in the Irish capital.

A crime scene in Parnell Square is still in lockdown after the children, aged between five and six, were stabbed near a school in the north inner city.

The knife attack took place outside Irish-speaking school Gaelscoil Coláiste Mhuire as children were leaving around 1.40pm on Thursday.

A public order unit was deployed in the area, as crowds of protesters gathered and bottles were thrown at officers.

Flares were ignited and a garda car set on fire by what the Irish Garda commissioner calls a ‘complete lunatic faction driven by far-right ideology’.

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