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Refugee crisis: Belfast protest to take place outside EU Commission

Published 02/09/2015

Migrants wait in front of Keleti railway station in Budapest. (AP)
Migrants wait in front of Keleti railway station in Budapest. (AP)

A protest outside the EU Commission in Belfast is planned for Saturday to highlight the growing refugee crisis in Europe.

The protest is to be held on Dublin Road from 1pm.

Fight4EqualityNI spokesperson Courtney Robinson said: “Hundreds of thousands of people are currently fleeing the horrors of war, dictatorship and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa. Most are left dispossessed and hungry within their own countries or in neighbouring ones.

"Just recently, we have heard the harrowing news of toddlers being washed up dead on the shores of Turkey. This reflects a disgusting disregard for human life. It is a lie that there are no resources available. European governments have spent vast sums on going to war.

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"It is up to ordinary people to show international solidarity, to fight for the right to asylum and basic human dignity for those fleeing conflict.”

“Everyone should join the protest on Saturday and stand with those seeking refuge.”

Meanwhile a Northern Ireland Facebook group has been setup to collect supplies for refugees. More details can be found here.

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