De Rossa tripped rather than attacked…?

There’s been a bit of a ruck over an alleged attack on Irish Labour Party MEP Prionsias De Rossa outside Liberty Hall on Monday night. Like many of these matters, things aren’t always as they seem. A website called We Are Change Ireland (via P.ie) has footage suggesting that he actually tripped over inside the building after running after a cameraman. It’s rather dark and indistinct, but… it looks embarrassing…

Adds: Smiffy at Cedar Lounge on who We are change actually are…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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