Sligo Pride condemns acts of violence towards the Muslim community

Sligo Pride has emphasised that it does not condone acts of violence towards the Muslim community in the name of the LGBTQUIA community.


In a statement on its Facebook page, Sligo Pride says there are some extremists using the events of recent days to justify their xenophobic beliefs and these people are not allies to their community.


They are urging everyone to take extra precautions, especially if attending the vigil this evening.


Vigils are being held across the country this evening to honour the two men murdered in Sligo.


The LGBTQ community, have organised the memorials which are being held in Sligo, Dublin, Cork and various other locations.


22-year-old Yousef Palani  appeared in Sligo District Court yesterday evening charged with the murders of Aidan Moffitt, and Michael Snee, along with the assault of a third man.


Speaking to WLR, organiser of the Waterford city vigil, Martina Collender, says they want to send a message of solidarity that Ireland remains a safe country for the LGBT community.