DMTX. Peaceful public rally in memory of Toyosi Shitta-Bey, today, Dublin city center. Fifteen year old Toyosi was attacked and murdered in Tyrrelstown, north-west Dublin on Good Friday, April 2nd 2010. Dublin, Ireland. 10/04/2010
Dublin city center. Over 2,500 people took part in a peaceful protest in memory of Toyosi Shitta-Bey, the 15 year old was murdered in Tyrrelstown last week.
Speakers at the rally consisted of trade union and community leaders, Green Party junior minister, Ciaran Cuffe, and Socialist Party M.E.P. Joe Higgins.
Some religious leaders opposed today's rally fearing it would cause "social unrest" leading to further hostility. The march was billed as peaceful but there was a large police presence.
"The magnificent solidarity march raised the spirits of everyone involved – but over the coming period we will also need to confront the deeper roots of racism in Irish society."