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Disturbing scenes as protesters target Irish President on school visit

Shocking footage has emerged of a mob of protestors targeting President Michael D Higgins when he visited a Dublin school last week.

Ireland’s 73-year-old President was taunted by protestors who called him a “sell-out”, “traitor” and a “little midget parasite” as he departed Colaiste Eoin in Finglas on Friday.

The footage above, which was posted on YouTube by the "Dublin Says No" group, contains foul language and angry scenes.

Mr Higgins visited the school to mark its 50th anniversary at 11.30am.

A hefty garda presence kept protestors away from the presidential car as Mr Higgins was chauffered away from the scene.

While the presidential car exited the school grounds, the mob called Mr Higgins names and blew whistles.

President Higgins is a former Labour Senator and TD.  He was President of the Labour Party from 2003 until 2011.

Independent.ie has sought comment from Aras an Uachtaran.

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