We, migrants, have been subjected in recent month, not only to real-life physical and psychological threats and violence, but on top of that many of us live in constant fear of attacks or retribution.
The entire muslim population was described in despicable words.
Spanish man was shouted at and pushed around for 15 minutes and followed home.
African refugees were assaulted in the QUB area.
A man was stabbed for not being a local.
A group of teenagers playing football was attacked for being foreign.
Anna Lo was verbally abused because of the colour of her skin.
Polish families had their windows and cars damaged.
A man in Lisburn was very badly beaten.
Excrements were thrown at a Romanian cyclist.
This is only a short excerpt from a very long list, which grows by two attacks every single day.
I, personally, am too scared to reveal my real name, as I’ve received dubious messages online and my family isn’t happy for me to “come-out.”
Having people in position of power, who not only don’t respect it but out-right abuse it, can and possibly will exacerbate the already dire situation in NI.
NI/EIRE is or should be a place for everyone: migrants, locals, muslims, jews, christians and more. It shouldn’t matter if you’re straight or gay, black or white, prod or cat.
We’re all humans and we all fundamentally want to live our lives in peace and respect.
This place, filled with loving and great people, can’t succumb to noisy and dangerous few who are bent on keeping NI in the middle-ages.
It’s time to shove this province from the 50’s into the XXI c. This sort of #lazyracism just won’t do.
A big Thank You to the organisers and everybody who will attend this rally!
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