The organisers of an anti-racism demonstration in Castlebar have cancelled it due to social distancing concerns.

It was scheduled to take place on the Mall Green in Castlebar, as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

However, due to the high level of interest leading to concerns that social distancing may be compromised, United Against Racism Mayo have decided to cancel the public demonstration.

Instead the group are asking the public to show their solidarity with the black people of America by sharing pictures or videos of themselves on Saturday 3pm with supportive posters or banners to social media platforms using the following hashtags:

 

#AllEyezOnUSA

#BlackLivesMatter

#JusticeForFloyd

#RunWithMaud

#StandWithBre

United Against Racism Mayo is also asking people to voice their opposition using the hashtag #EndDirectProvision to institutional racism in Ireland such as that experienced by residents of Direct Provision, Asylum Seekers, the Travelling Community and Roma people.

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