NUJ joins rally in support of workers and migrants attacked in Dublin riots
The NUJ members were led by vice-president Gerry Curran and Cearbhall O’Siochain, cathaoirleach, Irish Executive Council.
More than 500 people, including members of the NUJ, attended a solidarity rally organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions in Dublin, days after city centre riots erupted following a knife attack on children.
The vigil was to show support for workers in the city centre attacked on Thursday night, and with migrant workers who had been the focus of abuse from far-right activists.
Seamus Dooley, assistance general secretary, said the large turnout, including students and retired members as well as activists, reflected the strong sense of solidarity among NUJ members.
"Photographers and reporters have been the subject of abuse while covering public events and on social media. Among those abusing so-called mainstream media journalists has been mixed martial arts fighter, Conor McGregor. The online sentiments expressed by people such as McGregor are unacceptable and have consequences in shaping behaviour towards media workers on the streets."