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The Taoiseach Simon Harris has been attacked while attending a Pride occasion in Westport, Ireland.

The Fine Gael politician was attending the occasion when a girl in a black costume blocked his path as he walked down a road. The lady proceeded to movie him as he walked down the road while making an attempt to eat an ice cream.

As the altercation continues, Mr Harris stumbles after being caught from behind as safety tries to cease different individuals from getting nearer to him.

The lady can also be rapidly moved out of the best way as Mr Harris exits the scene rapidly adopted by his workforce and safety. A clip posted on X/Twitter reveals protesters proceed to aim to encompass Mr Harris.

The incident got here as Mr Harris was campaigning forward of the native elections in Ireland on Friday, June 7.

Furthermore, it additionally got here as elements of Ireland celebrated the beginning of Pride Month within the UK and days after the nation formally recognised a Palestinian state. It isn’t but recognized why the protesters determined to protest or goal Mr Harris on that individual day.

Last week Ireland, together with Spain and Norway, formally acknowledged Palestine’s statehood in distinction to different EU nations akin to Slovenia, Belgium, and Portugal which have not.

In an announcement launched on the time of the announcement, Mr Harris mentioned the choice had been about “keeping hope alive”. He added: “It is about believing that a two-state solution is the only way for Israel and Palestine to live side by side in peace and security.

“We had needed to recognise Palestine on the finish of a peace course of nonetheless we’ve made this transfer alongside Spain and Norway to maintain the miracle of peace alive.

As he signed the settlement, final week, Mr Harris mentioned: “This is an important moment and I think it sends a signal to the world that there are practical actions you can take as a country to help keep the hope and destination of a two-state solution alive at a time when others are trying to sadly bomb it into oblivion.

Mr Harris, 37, has been the leader of Fine Gael and Ireland’s Taoiseach since Leo Varadkar announced his resignation earlier this year. When Mr Harris took office, he became Ireland’s youngest premier, beating Mr Varadkar who became Taoiseach at the age of 38.

Talking about his vision for Ireland earlier this year, Mr Harris said: “Challenges can all the time be met if we cleave to these basic values which have served this nation properly – hope, enterprise, equality of alternative, integrity, safety. I imagine in public service and the facility of politics to make a distinction and to make individuals’s lives higher.”

However, following Ireland’s determination to recognise a Palestinian state, Mr Harris acquired criticism from Israel and different critics.