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Che Guevara meets Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser in Egypt in 1959
Che Guevara meets Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser in Egypt in 1959
Image: AP Photo/Farouk Ibrahim

Poll: Should a statue of Che Guevara be erected in Galway?

A US politician has written to the Taoiseach urging him to stop the statue being built – but supporters of the project say the statue will commemorate Che’s Irish heritage. What do you think?
Mar 25th 2012, 3:16 PM 13,955 126

GALWAY CITY COUNCIL’S plan to erect a statute of Che Guevara in the city has been criticised by a US politician who has called for the project to be scrapped.

A Republican congresswoman this week wrote a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging him to stop the statue being built. In the letter, the congresswoman describes Guevara as a mass murderer and human rights abuser.

The statue to commemorate Guevara, a leader in the Cuban revolution which overthrew dictator Fulgencio Batista, has received full and unanimous support from Galway City Council.  Supporters of the project say the statue is a commemoration of Guevara’s Irish heritage.

So what do you think – should Galway City Council erect a statue of Che Guevara in the city?


Poll Results:

Yes (2578)
No (2186)


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Christine Bohan

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