Labour Support Anti-Trump Protest In Dublin

As US President Donald Trump visited Ireland this week off the back of a state visit to the UK, the Labour Party was encouraging its supporters to join protests in Dublin.

A demonstration was held at the Garden of Remembrance on Thursday 06 June, attended by trade unions, students, community activists and several political groups.

Urging members of the public to support the protest, Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said it was an opportunity to send Mr Trump a clear message: "You are not welcome in Ireland and neither are your politics."

Senator Ó Ríordáin added that he finds the welcome extended to the President frustrating and disappointing.

"We know why Trump is visiting Ireland. He is here to exploit the visit to appeal to Irish American voters in the 2020 Presidential election. We should not be facilitating his visit and providing highly managed PR opportunities.

"His politics are not welcome in Ireland. His racism, his sexism, his climate change denial, his entire political offering, stands opposed to the inclusive values of so many of us here in Ireland.

"I hope to see a large turnout at tonight's demonstration. Those of us who oppose Trump need to come together and show him that Ireland will not be used as a tool to improve his image with Irish American voters."


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