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The young Brazilian student didn't stand a chance. He was still on the ground, dazed from a serious assault, and struggling to get to his feet. As he leaned forward, attempting to get off the ground, a kick came in – a sickening full boot to the face.
The victim's head snapped back with force and slapped into the pavement. He was knocked out cold.
Welcome to Dublin city centre on St Patrick's Day. The assault on the innocent young foreign student was one of a number of serious incidents that marred the national holiday.