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Video of racially assaulted woman goes viral: Gardai will investigate the incident

Gardai are investigating Friday’s racist attack in Dublin’s Ashtown. A video of a woman being pushed into the Royal Canal near Ashtown, has recently gone viral on social media.

The video, posted on TitTok is proof that the woman was a victim of racism. Before being pushed into the canal, she confronted a small group of teenage boys telling them “not to discriminate racially … that’s criminal.”

The criminal-minded gang laughed and walked away after pushing her into the canal.

The woman was later pulled herself out of the canal by Xuedan (Shelley) Xiong, who lives in Castleknock, and some passers-by.

The original account that posted the video was later deleted but the video was copied to other sites.

The woman wasn’t physically harmed as a result of the incident, but she made a statement to gardai about the racist attack she had been facing.

In a statement, gardaí said they “take hate crime seriously, and each and every hate crime reported to us is professionally investigated and victims supported during the criminal justice process”.

A Gardai spokesperson said the incident was “allegedly racially motivated.”

“Anyone who feels they have been the victim of a hate crime to report the matter directly to An Garda Síochána and not to third parties or on social media,” he added. 

Gardai is looking for more information about the incident. If someone has witnessed or has a mobile phone footage or a voice recording of the incident-contact Finglas Garda Station on 01 6667500, the Garda Confidential line 1800 666111, or any garda station.

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