Passengers returning from Dublin Pride celebrations in the city centre on a private coach service were subject to vile homophobic abuse, it has emerged.
The incident happened on a bus travelling from Dublin city centre to Drogheda on Saturday evening.
The incident caused the bus driver to stop the bus, after passengers was shouting to stop the bus and driver called gardaí (Irish police) and passengers praising the driver for trying to stop the fight.
A passenger on the bus told the Irish Independent according to Dublinlive.ie that shortly after it made its on time departure a fight broke out between several men at the back of the vehicle.
The passenger said that the two lads who attacked other passengers then made their way down the bus and started verbally abusing other passengers with homophobic slurs.
One passenger told that she helped a 16-17 year old guy to remove the rainbow flag painted on his face so he wouldn’t be targeted by the two lads.
At last the two homophobic lads got of the bus and the bus could continue it’s schedule.