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‘This could happen to anyone’ – campaigner Izzy Kamikaze recalls vicious attack by far-right activist

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LGBT+ activist Izzy Kamikaze. Picture by Gerry Mooney

LGBT+ activist Izzy Kamikaze. Picture by Gerry Mooney

LGBT+ activist Izzy Kamikaze. Picture by Gerry Mooney

LGBT+ campaigner Ruth O’Rourke, also known as Izzy Kamikaze, can still picture the moment she was attacked by a far-right activist while observing an anti-lockdown protest in Dublin last September.

The blood running down her face and soaking into her clothes, the masked men trying to surround her, the chants of “paedo scum”.


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