Over 100 Protesters Turn Out In City For Anti-Deportation Demonstration
It's after a resident of a Cork Direct Provision Centre who had aspirations to play cricket for Ireland was deported
Over 100 protesters turned out in the city yesterday to express their outrage after a resident of a Cork Direct Provision Centre who had aspirations to play cricket for Ireland was deported.
He was one of two residents at the Kinsale Road Direct Provision Centre who was deported to Pakistan last Tuesday, just weeks after making national headlines for helping to set up a cricket team among the residents in the facility.
A demonstration was held on the Grand Parade yesterday by residents of the facility and members of the public who called for an end to the system of direct provision and these types of deportations.
Speaking to RedFM News activist Roos Demol says everyone is in shock as both residents were a big part of the centre, and one of them had used his talent for cricket as a way to help residents cope with depression they suffered from living in the limbo of direct provision:
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