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Sinn Féin to attend Rally against Racism

30 May, 2014 - by Paul Maskey

Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey has said the party’s councillors and elected representatives will be supporting an anti-racism rally at Belfast City Hall tomorrow, Saturday 31 May.

 The West Belfast MP said,

 “Sinn Féin representatives and activists will be at the anti-racism rally at City Hall at 12 noon tomorrow.

 “I am calling on as many people as possible to attend this show of support for our ethnic communities.

 “The rally is an opportunity to demonstrate solidarity with our minority communities, including the Muslim community, who have suffered racist abuse and attacks.

 “Ireland is now a multi-cultural society and everyone has a right to be treated with equality and respect.

 “And given the rise in racist attacks in the city and the deeply offensive remarks made about the Muslim community in recent days we must stand up together for these rights.

 “It’s vital that all of us who are  in positions of responsibility provide the political leadership necessary to tackle racism in all its forms and promote equality, tolerance and mutual respect.” ENDS/CRÍOCH 

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