Saturday 20 January 2018

City alert as racist campaign continues

Louise Hogan

Louise Hogan

MESSAGES of hate daubed in graffiti and printed on posters around the capital city must be tackled, a migrant body has warned.

The Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) has noted a "spike" in racist incidents in recent days including the paint spraying of the former Anglo Irish Bank building with anti-semitic messages and an attack on a family home.

There also appears to have been a co-ordinated postering of bins and the windows of the ICI's offices with posters claiming the "ethnic cleansing" of Irish people is under way.

In a single day there were eight racist incidents reported to the council, which confirmed it has been in discussions with the Garda ethnic liaison office.

Denise Charlton, chief executive of the council, said the increase in incidents of messages of hate and racism reported to their office was "notable".

Ms Charlton said the postering of their offices closely followed an attack on a family home in Dublin at the weekend.

Messages were sprayed on the walls in graffiti telling the residents to leave.

Irish Independent

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