There has been some people saying that this march was not about republicanism but because people have been marginalised. So other then the fact that these people are middle class socialist that can’t understand why the working class vote Fianna Fail and don’t rise up and over throw the bourgeoisie. Do they have a point.?
Surely the only people who would riot are the marginalised and downtrodden in Celtic Tiger Ireland. Yet some of the people arrested and in court were seemingly from upper class areas. This shows I think that the idea that this was the repressed rising up is ridicules. This was a rising of scumbags fuelled by republican rhetoric and a desire just to cause mayhem. While many of the scum did come from areas that have social deprivation and this was a factor in the riots. It is a minuscule part of it. There is an underbelly of anti-orangeism in the South while most people don’t vent it in public and only in private. The fact that it remains in society says something about us. I mean many people have put "We are all danes now" buttons on their blogs to support Danish Free Speech. Will anyone put a "We are all orange now" to support their freedom of speech.
But much of the rioting though fuelled by Republicanism was merely perpetrated by people who thought it would be a bit of craic.