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Improved Anglo-Irish relations are a lesson to all

Graham Clifford

Published 02/02/2012 | 05:00

Forty years ago today, furious protesters set fire to the British Embassy in Dublin, destroying the building.

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Some sources say they numbered almost 30,000 and the embassy building in Merrion Square was besieged for almost three days.

The BBC reported at the time: "The mob threw hundreds of petrol bombs, as well as stones and other missiles. Fire engines which arrived to tackle the blaze were prevented from getting through for several hours."

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