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Restaurant workers fight with gang on South William Street in Dublin

Eugene Masterson

THREE men have been arrested a violent street fight between group of waiters/bar staff and a gang of youths in central Dublin.

One of the waiters had to be treated in hospital for wounds from a bottle.

Shocking video images have emerged of chairs and bottles were among items thrown between the rival groups on South William street.

It appears the black clad workers tried to fend off the youths from their premises after a group of four men became violent and started throwing bottles.

At the beginning of the confrontation one of the bar staff launches an amazing kung fu style kick at one of the youths, with chairs being flung between both groups.

The group of youths, who were wearing shorts and t-shirts and aged in their teens and early 20s, retreated for a short while before a couple of them sourced more bottles and started throwing them at the workers.

Stunned shoppers and members of the public enjoying outdoor hospitality watched the dramatic scenes unfold from the incident around 9.30pm yesterday.

Three youths, two in their 20s and one teenager, were arrested and questioned at Pears street Garda station.

One of the workers was treated for wounds from a broken bottle at St James’ hospital.

South William Street was also the scene of trouble with thousands of people flocking to it and nearby streets to enjoy outdoor drinking.

Gardai, some wearing riot gear, were forced to clear that street and others on the June bank holiday weekend after unruly scenes.

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