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Police called after anti-gay abuse hurled on bus after Dublin Pride

Joseph McCormick June 26, 2017

Police were called after anti-gay abuse was hurled at passengers on a bus leaving Dublin Pride.

The private coach service to Drogheda had to be stopped and the driver called the police after the homophobic abuse was hurled at passengers.

Those travelling on the bus praised the bus driver for trying to break up the incident.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, a passenger said that a fight had broken out between several men on the coach.
Police were called after anti-gay abuse was hurled at passengers on a bus leaving Dublin Pride.
The passenger said two of the men had attacked passengers walking down the bus including homophobic slurs.

Another passenger said she had been forced to help a teenager to remove the rainbow flag painted on his face in order to avoid him being targeted with abuse.

The two men got off the bus eventually and it completed its journey.

One of the oldest and most known gay bars in Dublin was earlier this year vandalised with homophobic and Nazi graffiti.

The George pub, on George Street, was left with Nazi symbols and homophobic words scrawled on the front.

Last year it was revealed that Dublin had been host to over 500 same-sex marriages since the Marriage Act was passed following the referendum.

The numbers made up nearly half of all same-sex marriages that have taken place in the country in the previous 12 months.

Pro-equality murals were defaced with vandalism, and a mural featuring a same-sex couple was removed by Dublin City Council.

When the law was passed, thousands attended the Pride parade that followed.

More: attack, bus, dublin pride, Homophobia, police

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