More footage has emerged of a brawl outside the RDS last Friday which was alleged to include a stabbing by onlookers on social media. The RDS was hosting the Irish Times organised “Higher Options” college fair for school children at the time. There are suggestions that rival African gangs from Blanchardstown and Tallaght were involved.
The brawl looks to have happened in the vicinity of the ION Trading Ireland building on Simmonscourt Rd, facing a back entrance to the RDS where the arena is.
The photo in this video shows what looks to be an African boy using his hands to prop himself up on the kerb. Multiple pieces of what appear to be clothing or some type of cloth material are being pressed into the back of his neck by another boy and they are bloody.There is also a blood stain by his knee. Captions on the photo read “Omg youngfellas after been stabbed at higher options” and “Wtf get me home”.
Yet The Irish Times is reporting that no stabbing occurred which should not be a surprise:
“The victim was not stabbed, contrary to reports circulating on social media.”
However, Dublin Live is still reporting that a stabbing did occur.
Prior footage highlighted on this channel showed a brawl inside the college fair which is alleged to have led to the fight outside when participants were chased out of the venue.