Upon reading of today’s riots in Dublin, I was curious to see what sort of citizen journalism I could find. Nothing on the BBC, but I did find detailed photos at Flickr. Indy Media also has better photos than I saw at the Post.
Christina shares her story– she’s canceled plans to celebrate her 18th birthday tonight:
Today i was walkin from work to the busstop [about 30/40 minutes walk] and I got to pearse st. and was walking down it.. A guy grabs me from behind and shoves me against a wall saying in a very dublin accent ‘Get out of the fuckin way!’ so that kinda hurt, then i saw him from behind and he had a white jersey with blood all down the left of it and it wasn’t his own because he had no gash on his head.. So i get to my bus stop only to see Gardí [police] and rioters clashing….50feet away.
They had glass bottles, iron bars, homemade petrol bombs, and anything else they could get their hands on….
I was gonna be going into town tonight to celebrate being 18, but i’m going next weekend instead because the atmosphere there is awfull……
*sigh*….Today was the First time i have ever been scared in my own city…
Daragh at Dublin Metroblogging adds some reports.