8.7 C
Galway
Home NEWS Anti-Racism protest organised for Saturday in Galway City

Anti-Racism protest organised for Saturday in Galway City

An Anti-Racism demonstration has been organised for Saturday in Galway City – in solidarity with the protest organised by MASI, MERJ and Black Pride Ireland.

Demonstrations have been taking place across North America and Europe following the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd in the United States last week.

Galway Anti-Racism Network is asking the Galway community to ‘support the Black Lives Matter movement against racist violence, discrimination and police brutality’ in the United States, while ‘acknowledging our own issues with racism in Ireland’.

People will meet on Saturday, 6 June at 2pm in Eyre Square and the anti-racism organisation has asked everyone to wear masks if possible.

GARN has also called on people to maintain careful social distancing at the event with two meters between people, and to observe proper hygiene practices to minimise the risks associated with COVID-19.

Saturday’s demonstration is just one of many to take place across the world after grim footage showed a number of police officers kneeling on father-of-two George Floyd’s neck and back as he lost consciousness and died.

The protests turned violent in a number of cities – and US President Donald Trump has called on governors in the country to use aggressive means to put down the riots, saying ‘you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks’.

Michael Malone
Email me at editor@galwaydaily.com
- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Coronavirus: 3 deaths and spike in Galway cases

There have been 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19 reported by NPHET today, and 253 new confirmed coronavirus cases. There have now been a total...

“I’m very afraid” – Senator on the rise of the far-right in Ireland

People must stand together in solidarity if the country is to deal with its growing far-right problem, an Independent senator has said today. Senator Eileen...

Can Galway United make it four wins in a row?

Galway United return to league action at Eamonn Deacy Park tonight when the Tribesmen welcome Wexford FC to the west. This will be the second...
Your Cart