Donors Give Over €300,000 for Immigrant Who Intervened in Dublin Stabbing

In the wake of a knife attack in Dublin this past week that sparked Ireland’s worst anti-immigrant violence in recent memory, people in the country and beyond are celebrating a Brazilian immigrant who intervened to end the assault.

An online fund-raiser set up to “Buy Caio Benicio a pint,” a standard token of appreciation in the country, as of Saturday afternoon had raised more than 330,000 euros, about $350,000, for Mr. Benicio, a Rio de Janeiro native who lives in the Irish capital and witnessed the stabbing while passing by on his moped.

Mr. Benicio, who was on a job for the delivery service Deliveroo, relayed to the Irish national broadcaster, RTÉ, that he had slowed down when he saw what appeared to be a fight, but which turned out to be a man stabbing a small girl while a woman tried to pull her away from the attacker.

“It was everything by instinct — I remember I took off my helmet, to protect myself and use it as a weapon,” he said. “Just hit him in the head with all the power I have. And he fell down.”

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