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# Clowns

Last year
# Clowns
Sturgeon condemns 'mindless, thuggish behaviour' of Rangers fans in derby defeat
Sunday’s match at Ibrox was marred by several incidents.
All time
# clowns without borders
'The power of laughter can't be underestimated': Irish clowns performing for refugee children in Greece
The show has been developed to help children who are suffering from trauma.
# it follows
Israeli police detain dozens in 'horror clown' craze
The craze is an extension of a similar fad prevalent across the US last year, and coincides with the release of the Stephen King adaptation ‘It’.
# uncanny valley
Clowns are creepy - but that could all be down to a 'mis-coding' of excitement as fear
Stephen King’s It is out in cinemas – but the primal dread linked with clowns probably isn’t Hollywood’s fault.
# pennywise
This Dublin clinic is doing classes for people who are scared of clowns after the release of It
It’s a hard time to be coulrophobic right now.
# Clowns
Lessons the League of Ireland could learn from the circus
In his latest column, John O’Sullivan looks at what he League of Ireland could learn from clowns.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you afraid of clowns?
How do you feel about the painted jesters?
# Blackrock Clowns
School to hold meeting after clowns enter school grounds and 'terrified' students
The Nightmare Realm director explained to us what happened that lead to three scary clowns roaming around a school’s private grounds.
# threatening
British police issue warning about people in clown outfits acting suspiciously
Police in Gloucestershire say there have been six reports of clowns acting suspiciously and sometimes in a threatening way.
# greenville
Reports of clown trying to lure children into woods in South Carolina
There have been several reports of a similar nature in recent days.
My six days working as a clown at a refugee camp in Rwanda
It doesn’t matter where in the world they are, all children need excitement, fun and laughter.
# creepy clowns
French town 'bans clowns' after dozens of creepy attacks
People think it’s funny to attack people while dressed as a clown. These people are awful.
# Chicken
Mark Anscombe's son Gareth brands Ulster hierarchy 'clowns'
The Chiefs fullback has come out in support of his father.
# In disguise
International Clown Convention deny involvement in killing of drug cartel leader
Gunmen dressed as clowns, with rubber noses and wigs, opened fire on the former leading member of Tijuana drug cartel.
# miles of smiles
Pictures: Clowns Without Borders entertain kids worldwide for 20 years
The exhibition Miles of Smiles features images from the organisation’s performances around the world
# Scary
Do these 11 photos of clowns freak you out?
The eyes. THE EYES.
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