Sinn Féin to support #WeAreIrishToo Rally – Hargey
Sinn Féin Councillor Deirdre Hargey has urged people to support this weekend’s rally in support of the rights of Irish citizens.
Cllr Hargey said:
“As the Brexit chaos at Westminster continues, so does the threat to our rights as Irish citizens.
“The Good Friday Agreement provides an important framework for rights. Rights that will be lost to Irish citizens in the north.
“The recent declaration made by the British migration minister Caroline Nokes who stated that “as a matter of law” everyone in the north of Ireland is British shows the complete disregard the British government has for the Good Friday Agreement.
“By refusing to even recognise Irish citizens in the north of Ireland, the British government is disregarding the Good Friday Agreement in a reckless fashion.
“The Good Friday Agreement was clear, people born in the north have the right to be British, Irish, neither or both.
“It is time the Irish government as co-guarantors of the Good Friday Agreement stood up for the rights of Irish citizens in the north.
“I would like to commend all those who are fighting for the rights for all Irish citizens who could potentially be caught by this inept and tone-deaf British government.
“Sinn Féin is urging as many people as possible to come out and support this event at 12noon on Saturday at Belfast City Hall.”