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Planned Black Lives Matter Protest In Dublin Cancelled

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

2:18 PM - 3 Jun 2020



A planned Black Lives Matter solidarity protest in Dublin has been cancelled.

It was due to take place this Monday afternoon outside the US embassy.

The demonstrations were organised following the death of George Floyd in America.

Following consultation with Gardai, organisers say the protest will no longer be held after "a number of safety concerns and potential criminal offenses surrounding the protest were raised".

Concerns were raised after a protest in Dublin on Monday was attended by thousands of people, making social distancing impossible.

Earlier today, Health Minister Simon Harris said now is not the time for such large public protests.

He said: "I abhor racism - it makes me feel physically sick to the pit of my stomach, and I think the overwhelming majority of people in this country abhor racism.

"That doesn't mean we can ignore mass gathering guidelines - the reality of the situation is, regardless of your cause or how just the cause is, mass gatherings are dangerous at the moment."



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