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Gardaí intervene after altercation on Luas Red Line

Eyewitness says man received racist abuse on tram between Red Cow and Kingswood stops yesterday.

The Kingswood Luas stop in Dublin
The Kingswood Luas stop in Dublin
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GARDAÍ HAD TO intervene at a stop on the Luas Red Line in south Dublin after an alleged racist altercation involving two men yesterday afternoon.

The incident took place at around 1.50pm on the tram between the Red Cow and Kingswood stops with one eyewitness describing how a white man racially abused a black man.

Though Luas operator Veolia would not confirm if the incident was racist in nature, an eye-witness said they were shocked by the incident and described how the white man was being “very abusive” to the black man and was “shouting go back to your country”.

Veolia confirmed that there was an incident on the Luas Red Line yesterday afternoon involving a man being verbally abused but would not confirm whether it was racist in nature.

The transport company said that gardaí did attend the Kingswood stop to speak to both men.

But gardaí had no record of the incident and no arrests were made.

Read: Anti-racism campaign launched by Dublin transport providers

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