29 August 2002 Edition

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Rally against racist attacks

Two weekends ago, 50-year-old Leong Ly Min became the latest victim of racist violence in Dublin. After being attacked in Temple Bar, he later died as a result of his injuries. Leong Ly Min had lived in Dublin since 1979 after coming here as a refugee from Vietnam.

At a rally organised to condemn such racist attacks and to show solidarity with all people who have come to our shores, Daithí Doolan, Chairperson of Dublin Sinn Féin, urged the people of Dublin to make a stand against racism in all its forms.

"We have seen the ugly face of racism on our streets of Dublin and it is time for all to take responsibility in tackling the rising tide of racist violence," he said. "The politicians and media must address the ignorance and lack of understanding that leads to racism and these fatal attacks."

The rally was organised by Globalise Resistance and Chinese Students United.

An Phoblacht
44 Parnell Sq.
Dublin 1
Ireland
 

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