Free Tomorrow?

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The Shannon Key West Hotel, Rooskey, County Roscommon earmarked for Direct Provision; the hotel following a suspected arson attack last Thursday night.

 

Leitrim and Roscommon United against Racism write:

An anti-racist gathering will be held tomorrow at 12.30 pm in Rooskey [County Roscommon] at the Shannon Key West Hotel.

The gathering is intended to give people from the Leitrim Roscommon area an opportunity to condemn the arson attack on the Hotel and to reject the kind of casual racism that is increasingly directed at members of ethnic minorities, asylum seekers and refugees.

Those organising the event want an end to the Direct Provision system which incarcerates and isolates asylum seekers.

They are also opposed to the manner in which Direct Provision centres are imposed without consultation on small communities.

However the existence of the system cannot be used as an excuse for racism and for arson.

Anti-Racist Gathering In Rooskey (Facebook events)

Thanks Eamonn Crudden

11 thoughts on “Free Tomorrow?

    1. Cú Chulainn

      I have lived and worked in many parts of the world. And, notwithstanding whatever the fup is going on with the hotel. Ireland and England (yes even with Brexit) are without doubt the 2 most tolerant and welcoming communities on the planet. We have that in common and it’s a good thing..

    2. SOQ

      “Those organising the event want an end to the Direct Provision system which incarcerates and isolates asylum seekers.

      They are also opposed to the manner in which Direct Provision centres are imposed without consultation on small communities.”

      Sorry to jump out of your pigeon hole there Rob but I fully support this demonstration? Being against these in all but name prisons does not make me a racist, quite the opposite.

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