Activists plan to protest visit in show of “solidarity against racism, sexism and discrimination”
A new group has been formed in Dublin to coordinate protests planned to coincide with Donald Trump’s upcoming trip to Ireland.
The presumptive Republican presidential candidate announced last week that he would travel here later this month.
The billionaire will visit his hotel in Doonbeg, Co Clare, before returning to the US on June 25th.
A newly-formed group called “Trump Not Welcome” discussed opposition to the trip at a meeting tonight.
TDs from the Anti Austerity Alliance, People Before Profit and the Green Party attended the event.
The group agreed to hold protests in Dublin and Clare in what they call a display of “international solidarity against racism, sexism and discrimination”.
The demonstration in Dublin will take place at 6pm on June 23rd on O’Connell Street.
Activists will also be bussed from the capital to join local groups protesting in the west, contingent on Trump's itinerary being confirmed, organisers said.
Successful mtg to agree united #TrumpNotWelcome 'International Solidarity with the 99%' protest 6pm at Spire 23 June. Clare protest tba.— Paul Murphy (@paulmurphyAAA) June 7, 2016
People Before Profit activist Memet Uldag told Newstalk the group wanted to show support for ordinary people “stigmatised” by the candidate’s policies and rhetoric.
The protests will be in no way “anti-American”, he said.
Further details are expected to be announced at a press conference next week.