Anderson launches photographic exhibition to mark GFA anniversary
Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has launched a photographic exhibition at the European Parliament in Brussels to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
Speaking from Brussels, Martina Anderson said:
"This exhibition tells a story of a landmark moment in Ireland with the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.
"It depicts a world where deep hurt and pain was turned into renewed hope and optimistic expectation of a shared future and the end to conflict.
“The people of the island of Ireland, with a united voice, gave a resounding endorsement to the Good Friday Agreement.
“This exhibition also tells a story of unfinished business.
“Children growing up across the north, who have been raised with Irish as their first language, are demanding an Irish Language Act.
“Families who have lost loved ones during the conflict are calling for legacy inquests and a resolution to the legacy of the past.
“Our LGBT+ community are proudly calling out for marriage equality.
So the Good Friday Agreement is unfinished. A Tory Brexit could return us to the past, with a regression of rights, erosion of peace and the decimation of opportunities for our young people.
“However, the Agreement is a framework and a process to manage change and respect difference and that is why it's so important that it's protected in all of its parts and that none of its parts are damaged by Brexit.”