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Man engulfed in flames at protest

St James's Hospital
The victim was taken to St James's Hospital

A man is being treated in hospital after becoming engulfed in flames during a protest in Dublin.

The incident took place during a demonstration by members of the Travelling community at Coolock Lane at about 2000 BST on Tuesday.

Residents of an unofficial halting site were protesting over plans by the local authority to remove them from the area.

Gardaí were dealing with a man who threatened to set himself on fire when another man's clothes ignited.

He was treated for second degree burns at St James's Hospital.





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