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Should Protests Be Permitted In The Age Of Social Distancing?

Next week's planned Black Lives Matter protest outside the US embassy in Dublin has been cancelled d...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:43 PM - 3 Jun 2020



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Should Protests Be Permitted In The Age Of Social Distancing?

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:43 PM - 3 Jun 2020

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Next week's planned Black Lives Matter protest outside the US embassy in Dublin has been cancelled due to fears about potential prosecution.

A protest in Dublin on Monday was attended by thousands of people, raising concerns about social distancing.

How can we balance our right to protest with observing the restrictions in place around mass gatherings?

We spoke to Doireann Ansbro, senior research and policy officer with ICCL, about this.

RISE TD Paul Murphy and former diplomat Eamon Delaney also joined us to debate whether the US Ambassador to Ireland should be expelled because of racism in America.

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