Local Politician Discrimation and hate speech against Travellers


This leaflet was forwarded to constituents in the area this Councillor is seeking election in. She has worked hard to prevent local Travellers (an ethnic minority with similarities to Roma people) from moving into an area. One of the reasons she states for this prevention was that anti social behaviour was already a problem in the area. When it is or not, she made a horrific assumption about Travellers. Ms Higgins' party, Fine Gael, has signed the ENAR Ireland election protocol and promised to discipline politicians in its party who used hate speech. The party have not responded to multiple calls from the public to deal with this issue.

Report by: Aisling Twomey, Ireland
April 7, 2014 at 8:49 am
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