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Protester tears up anti-Islam banner at Clonskeagh Mosque march

Gardaí confirm there were no incidents at today’s demonstration.

Protester from Unite Against Racism rips up a Anti Islam Ireland poster outside the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland in Dublin this afternoon.
Protester from Unite Against Racism rips up a Anti Islam Ireland poster outside the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland in Dublin this afternoon.
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

BOTH ANTI-RACISM and anti-Islam protesters gathered outside Clonskeagh Mosque in Dublin this afternoon.

Gardaí were present to facilitate a peaceful protest and said that there were no incidents to report.

Protest 

It is estimated that the there were about 60 or 70 protesters outside the gates today, with both groups holding up banners.

It is believed that anti-racism protesters outnumbered the opposing side at the demonstration.

On Friday, the Islamic Cultural Centre said protesters are welcome to come into the mosque for a cup of tea, saying the mosque is open to all.

Summayah Kenna, spokesperson for the centre, said:

Like any protest we can’t and we will not object. Everybody has a right to protest. All we can ask is that it goes off peacefully.

Protester tears up anti-Islam banner at Clonskeagh Mosque march
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    (LtoR) Abrar Mohamed and Lujain Bouh from Dublin protest as Anti Islam Ireland protesters protest across from The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland in Dublin this afternoon. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
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    A muslim women offers some fruit (dates) to Anti Islam Ireland protesters as they protest across from The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland in Dublin Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
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    A protester from Unite Against Racism rips up a Anti Islam Ireland poster.Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
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