Sunday 25 February 2018

'This is me pointing out the warning signs you taught me to look out for' - Hundreds protest in Dublin over Trump's immigration policy

Ryleigh Tatum originally from Virginia but now living in UCD during a rally organised by United against Racism against United States president Donald Trump's travel ban on Muslims and refugees at the US embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Ryleigh Tatum originally from Virginia but now living in UCD during a rally organised by United against Racism against United States president Donald Trump's travel ban on Muslims and refugees at the US embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Hundreds of people have turned up in protest at the US Embassy in Dublin to protest against US President Donald Trump's immigration ban.

The United Against Racism demonstration took place outside the US Embassy in Ballsbridge.

(L to R) Christina Offutt originally from Seattle but now living in Dublin, Stephen Murphy from Killester and Julie Daly originally from Washington D.C now living in Roscommon during a rally organised by United against Racism against United States president Donald Trump's travel ban on Muslims and refugees at the US embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
(L to R) Christina Offutt originally from Seattle but now living in Dublin, Stephen Murphy from Killester and Julie Daly originally from Washington D.C now living in Roscommon during a rally organised by United against Racism against United States president Donald Trump's travel ban on Muslims and refugees at the US embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Jeanie Mcdonald from Cork during a rally organised by United against Racism against United States president Donald Trump's travel ban on Muslims and refugees at the US embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Ryleigh Tatum originally from Virginia but now living in UCD during a rally organised by United against Racism against United States president Donald Trump's travel ban on Muslims and refugees at the US embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Members of the public during a rally organised by United against Racism against United States president Donald Trump's travel ban on Muslims and refugees at the US embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
(L to R) Ciaran Reinhardt and Ian Cummins both from Christchurch during a rally organised by United against Racism against United States president Donald Trump's travel ban on Muslims and refugees at the US embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Members of the public during a rally organised by United against Racism against United States president Donald Trump's travel ban on Muslims and refugees at the US embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Findley Crowley (6) Dublin during a rally organised by United against Racism against United States president Donald Trump's travel ban on Muslims and refugees at the US embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
(L to R) Elaine Fitzpatrick from Rathfarnam & Emma McHugh from Ranelagh during a rally organised by United against Racism against United States president Donald Trump's travel ban on Muslims and refugees at the US embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Richard Boyd Barrett of the Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit was among those in attendance, along with Green Party TD Eamon Ryan.

The Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland Colm O'Gorman addressed the crowd saying he was concerned over Trump's immigration policy.

Hundreds of members of the public held signs in protest.

"Land of the free? Home of the brave? Prove it," one read.

"This is me pointing out the warning signs that you taught me to look out for," read another.

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Ryleigh Tatum originally from Virginia but now living in UCD during a rally organised by United against Racism against United States president Donald Trump's travel ban on Muslims and refugees at the US embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Six-year-old Findley Crowley held a sign saying "Handcuffing five-year-olds at Dulles is child abuse, not good governance".

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Findley Crowley (6) Dublin during a rally organised by United against Racism against United States president Donald Trump's travel ban on Muslims and refugees at the US embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Signs also called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to cancel his St Patrick's day visit to the US to meet President Donald Trump.

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