‘Irish Lives Matter’ Slogan Now Deemed Racist
Northern Ireland Police Investigate as Hate Crime: “We are Treating the Matter as a Hate Incident”
The landscape of Northern Ireland’s societal tensions has been marred by signage and graffiti, leading to a police investigation as authorities labeled the slogan “Irish Lives Matter” to be potentially racist and a hate incident.
A sign was spotted near Tildarg Avenue in Belfast declaring the community’s objection to the re-housing of illegal immigrants, as reported by the BBC.
This move by local residents highlights the issue of immigration that has been gnawing at the fabric of Irish society.
Moreover, the Kennedy Centre on Falls Road was defaced with graffiti reading “Irish lives matter,” echoing the global “Black Lives Matter” movement.
These incidents have drawn sharp criticism from far-left political leaders and woke community activists who do not represent the people of Ireland.
Gerry Carroll from the People Before Profit party condemned the slogan as “racist poison,” stressing that it undermines the struggles of black people and other ethnic minorities.
“We are under no illusions that ‘Irish Lives Matter’ is a racist slogan which is directly counterpoised to movements against the oppression faced by black people and other ethnic minorities,” he said per BBC.
Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey echoed these sentiments, labeling the signs “disgraceful” and intended to intimidate and create fear.
“Political and community leaders must stand together to continue building a safe, welcoming and inclusive society for all,” he said.