Following the news that Donald Trump will visit Ireland on June 22nd, the Green Party has announced that they will protest his visit.
Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD today called for a peaceful, purposeful protest to show the world that Ireland rejects the divisive views espoused by Trump.
Speaking today, the Dublin South TD said: “We’re calling for all interested political parties, NGOs, and civil society organisations to work together to send a clear message to the US voters that we reject Donald Trump’s politics. We will not meet our common challenges by building walls between nations or by demonising people of different faiths.
“We have skin in this game because his efforts to undermine climate action will put us all at peril. We have an obligation during this visit to say to our Irish-American cousins: Whatever you do, please do not vote for this man”.
Ryan added “The Green Party will be contacting different organisations in the coming days to try and arrange a protest that will be peaceful and as colourful and large a protest as possible. The politics of division and fear have no place in Ireland, so let’s show the world how we feel about Mr. Trump’s views.”