Rooskey residents fight back: Many residents don’t want a migrants centre in their town despite “anti-racism” rally today – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Rooskey residents fight back: Many residents don’t want a migrants centre in their town despite “anti-racism” rally today




There’s mixed feelings in the Leitrim town of Rooskey about whether migrants should be allowed into their town as planned.

Anti-Racism activists organised the rally after a second suspected arson attack on a hotel that was ear marked to take 80 refugees as part of the government’s direct provision scheme.

Residents of the Leitrim town of Rooskey has spoken out against an “anti-racism” rally that is planned to take place in the town on Sunday, February.

The government has placed dozens and sometimes hundreds of migrants from Africa and the Middle East in small rural villages around Ireland with dozens more plantations plotted at the behest of the UN and EU.

Despite often being met with overwhelming opposition from local citizens authorities have thus far dismissed out of hand any concerns or fears.

However, it appears that being bereft of any democratic or legal recourse some citizens have resorted to taking direct action to counter what they see as constituting an existential threat to their community.

In Donegal, Moville’s Caiseal Mara Hotel was also damaged in an arson attack after the government ignored the local citizens objections to 100 migrants being planted in their small community.

Rooskey’s locals including councillor Joe Murphy have rebuked the “anti-racist” agitators as they state firmly that they are not racists.

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