June 5, 2020
Together with people around the world, the Irish have taken to the streets in Dublin to protest the murder of George Floyd and the atrocities of an institutionalized culture of racism.
As the crowd swelled to five thousand protestors, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Vradkar faced criticism for allowing people to gather in this time of pandemic. He is, after all, a medical doctor and should know better. His response:
Racism is a virus that we have been fighting for millennia. Despite the progress we have made, it is no less virulent today, and no less dangerous. We need to show solidarity as people of all races and backgrounds around the world and come together to stop its spread and defeat it.
In solidarity for social justice.
Judith – firstname.lastname@example.org