News

Organiser of anti-racism vigil in Monaghan confident social distancing can be maintained

Jun 4, 2020 17:26 By News Northern Sound
Organiser of anti-racism vigil in Monaghan confident social distancing can be maintained
Share this article

The organiser of the anti-racism demonstration in Monaghan town is confident social distancing can be maintained.
Lincoln Falana said there’s a difference in what’s scheduled for Saturday, and what took place in Dublin on Monday.
Advertisement
The event is being described as a vigil and a stand against racism across the world.
Advertisement
Although like many events it is influenced by the killing of George Floyd in America, the main organiser Lincoln Falana said it’s to highlight issues closer to home, including Direct Provision.

Advertisement
Health Minister Simon Harris was among those who criticised the crowds at the Black Lives Matter protest in Dublin on Monday, saying it was a clear breach of Covid-19 guidelines.
He also called on any organisers of future events to reconsider, given the pandemic.
Advertisement
Meanwhile the Irish Council for Civil Liberties said organisers of any demonstrations must make sure public health advice is followed, and suggested looking at other ways, such as online protests, to express their views at this time.
Advertisement
However, Lincoln says there will be stewards to make sure public health advice is followed.

The demonstration is set to take place on Saturday at 3pm outside the Courthouse.
Share this article
Advertisement
Advertisement

NorthernSound Newsletter

Sign up now to keep up to date with the latest news.

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now! please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Copyright © 2024 Northern Sound FM. Developed by Square1 and Powered by PublisherPlus