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Hundreds attend 'die-in' Gaza protest in Dublin

Gardaí said that there were no incidents or arrests at the demonstration this evening.

Hundreds of protesters lie down in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin this evening.
Hundreds of protesters lie down in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin this evening.
Image: Sam Boal

A PROTEST OF AGAINST the ongoing situation in Gaza took place in Dublin the evening.

The gardaí said that an estimated 300 turned up to the march and there were no incidents or arrests at the demonstration.

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The ‘die-in’ demonstration, which follows Saturday’s protest where several thousand people attended, saw a large crowd of people lie down ‘dead’, first in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs and then again at the top of Grafton Street, while holding pages bearing the names of the dead in Gaza.

“The world has looked away for far too long,” Trevor Hogan, the ex-rugby international who visited Gaza last year, told the crowd, adding:

Just today, the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has finally admitted that Israel is probably committing war crimes in Gaza, including the deliberate destruction of civilian homes and the killing of children.

The demonstration was called by Gaza Action Ireland (GAI) and supported by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Sadaka and the Palestinian Community in Ireland.

Meanwhile, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams called on the Irish Government to expel the Israeli Ambassador from Ireland, accusing the government of “political cowardice” in abstaining today in a vote during an emergency debate at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva which was seeking to establish an international Commission of Inquiry into allegations of war crimes.

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    Hundreds of protesters lie down in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin.Source: Sam Boal
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  • Gaza Protest Dublin

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  • Gaza Protest Dublin

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  • Gaza Protest Dublin

    Source: Sam Boal
  • Gaza Protest Dublin

    Hundreds of protesters march in Dublin this evening protesting against the ongoing conflict involving Palestine and Israel.Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
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    hundreds of protesters lie down in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin this evening.Source: Sam Boal
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    Socialist Party Joe Higgins TD joined hundreds of protesters as they lay down in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin this evening.Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

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