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Was/is the protesting at East Wall Racist?

  • 22-11-2022 4:26am
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    Registered Users Posts: 63 ✭✭ SILLYbeesting


    Simple yes no poll. Hoping this poll ends pointless bickering on other threads

    Was/is the protesting at East Wall Racist? 469 votes

    Yes
    37%
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    No
    62%
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  • Registered Users Posts: 63 ✭✭ SILLYbeesting


    Yes

    Mods, is it possible to make this a poll only rather than a full thread? Don't want to clog the place up



  • Registered Users Posts: 331 ✭✭ 20Wheel


    No

    what protesting.

    complete lack of context.



  • Registered Users Posts: 355 ✭✭ Miadhc


    Main speaker last night a member of Irish Republican Socialist Party. Declared his love for multiculturalism and the diverse area of East Wall. Name checked some foreigners that own businesses in the area. Got heckled by the crowd, asked the crowd to disperse but they refused. Couple of far right heads then gave some impromptu speeches which seemed to go down well with the crowd.

    Far Left and Far right battling for control of the narrative but the IRSP fella claims he is official spokesman for the residents group.



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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Music Moderators, Politics Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 22,314 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Dravokivich


    Yes

    If it isn't racist, than what else could it be? Where I am, we regularly have councillors feeling like they need to apologise for the refugees in the area. There's been way too much complaining and it's all hysteria. I find myself at odds having to remind some people close to me, that it's genuinely only a short term issue they are foaming in the mouth over.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,400 ✭✭✭ Yurt2


    Was this the same female organiser who was in the above video spewing hate at the arrivals? Because she didn't seem very reasonable to me. Maybe she has a radio voice and an abusing foreigners voice.

    I've said it in the other thread, and other posters have already fallen prey to it, careful what conga line you attach yourself to. This "local protest" is already nothing of the sort, and has been hijacked by far-right elements. We already have people soft-soaping racsim and extremism.

    It's quite something watching people radicalise themselves and give in to extremism in real-time.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,285 ✭✭✭ CorkRed93


    Yes

    absolutely yes.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,028 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk


    Yes

    I don't think they'd be there if it was a bunch of white guys from Sweden or something that had been displaced somehow. So I guess they don't trust people of different skin colour from lands they're not as familiar with as European countries. I'm not sure if that makes it racist or not.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,400 ✭✭✭ Yurt2


    It was racist by and large because of the racism on display. It was riddled with far right 'activists' and people were abusing the arrivals entering the facility.

    He doesn't need a hypothesis, it was all out there on display last night.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,028 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk


    Yes

    I didn't prove anything. I just don't think they'd be there shouting get them out at a bunch of white guys. They're more weary of dark skinned folk from more distant lands, maybe understandably so, but I'm not sure if that classifies as racism or not.

    Like do you think they'd be protesting if it was housing homeless white Irish men? Doubt it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,025 ✭✭✭ timmyntc




  • Registered Users Posts: 10,833 ✭✭✭✭ hotmail.com


    Oh yes they would. Homeless shelters are difficult to set up as locals object to them.

    They don't want drug users near their children.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,833 ✭✭✭✭ hotmail.com


    Gary Gannon on the radio now is not happy with the protest.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,460 ✭✭✭ xhomelezz


    Yes

    Like do you think they'd be protesting if it was housing homeless white Irish men? Doubt it.

    I would nearly say the same crowd would be shouting same shìt..



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,400 ✭✭✭ Yurt2


    Did you miss the scaldies in the video at the start of the thread? And that's just a taste of what went on yesterday. If you don't recognise that as racism, I, or no one else can help you. You either want to stick your head in the sand or have unacknowleged racsism issue yourself.

    This is very simple, this was a racist protest, with racist rhetoric and chanting on display, riddled with far right racist elements.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,028 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk




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