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'All are welcome' messages replace racist graffiti on Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge

Signs with words such as 'All are welcome' and 'Black Dubs you are loved' have replaced racist gr...
Jack Quann
Jack Quann

13.39 18 Sep 2020


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'All are welcome' messages replace racist graffiti on Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

13.39 18 Sep 2020


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Signs with words such as 'All are welcome' and 'Black Dubs you are loved' have replaced racist graffiti on the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin.

A premises in the Temple Bar area was also sprayed with racist language on Thursday.

The building was tagged with a misspelled message of 'White Lives Matter.'

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Gardaí say investigations into both incidents are ongoing.

This is being investigated as a possible racially motivated incident.

A racial slur sprayed on the bridge has been replaced with flowers and anti-racism messages of support.

This man told Newstalk he was shocked to see it happen: "I can't really comprehend that people actually are racist to this day and age, it's a shame".

Another man said it is good to see others standing up for what is right.

"They're a little minority - not everybody in Ireland is racist.

"That was just a good sign that there's some people who actually do care, and they took care of it very, very quickly.

"I feel good as a black person".

And this woman said: "After something so extreme as that, I think it's nice to see that people do care and that black lives do matter - and we are part of the Irish society, we are Irish".

Main image: Signs are seen on Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge over the River Liffey. Picture by: Niall Colbert

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