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Rioters in Dublin damaged 11 police cars and three buses.

Rioters in Dublin damaged 11 police cars and three buses.

Thirteen shops and more than 10 police vehicles were damaged during the night of unrest following a knife attack in Dublin, Ireland, National Police Service Commissioner Garda Sheehan told RTE television.

The attack by an unknown person with a knife occurred on Thursday afternoon near a girls’ school. A total of five people were injured, including three children. According to police, the suspect in the crime is a man over 50 years old who acted alone. The attack in Dublin was followed by protests that turned into riots, which police said were “motivated by far-right ideology.” One of the patrol cars was set on fire, trams and buses were on fire. The rioters also looted several shops on O’Connell Street, one of Dublin’s most famous streets.

“A total of 13 shops were seriously damaged or looted, 11 police vehicles were either destroyed by arson or seriously damaged, and three public transport buses were also destroyed,” the commissioner said.

One law enforcement officer was seriously injured in an “unprecedented outbreak of violence.”