They’re standing up for themselves in Galway anyway.
The small town of Oughterard, Co. Galway is showing the rest of the country what they’re made of. They’re standing firm against the government’s proposals to shove as many undocumented migrants into their small town as possible.
Even in very heavy rains, the good people of Oughterard are protesting outside the direct provision hotel that has been earmarked for God only knows how many undocumented migrants from God knows where.
Over the weekend, around 2,000 people came out in force on the Main Street in Oughterard, Co Galway, to fight back against the possible opening of Direct Provision Centre in the area.
This is the second major silent protest in the area in recent weeks with more planned until the government get the message.
An unknown number of undocumented migrants are due to be planted in the area after the government completely ignored the wishes of the good people of Oughterard.
Major legitimate concerns have grown in recent weeks about the possibility of a provision centre in the region, with locals terrified they could be inundated with migrants from anywhere and not knowing anything about their potential criminal backgrounds.
The silent protest was held as there are not enough resources in the region to house a Direct Provision Centre.
The latest developments come after 500 people attended a local community meeting to voice their concerns.
However despite the protest, the Department of Justice have yet to confirm whether or not they are to place a centre in the region. Watch the video below, share it and tell us your thoughts in the Facebook post.