The man wrote about the attack in a post on his Facebook page, which has been shared by thousands. In the pictures he uploaded, you can see his face and hands covered in blood. According to the victim, the teenagers tried to kill him with the weapons they were carrying. “They didn't manage, but I'm in the emergency room in hospital with facial injuries and my car was destroyed. I'm O.K., but fucking angry.”
The Gardaí are investigating the attack. They are checking CCTV footage, but are also asking witnesses to contact them. So far, it is still being investigated if the attack was a hate crime. RTÉ reports that the number of hate crimes has increased in the last few years. Gardaí say they believe a definition of the term “hate crime” will encourage more people to come forward.