An anti-mask protest took place in Gorey today…
A group of approximately seventy people met at the Tesco carpark at Gorey today. They then walked down through the Main Street of Gorey town. Once they reached the end of the street, they turned around and walked back up the town.
Both adults and kids took part in the protest.
The protesters were challenging the new Government rule which has now mandated mask-wearing for primary school children in third class or above.
Ahead of the protest, Sinn Féin councillor Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin noted that he supports the protest:
“Unfortunately, I cannot be there today, but give my full support,” he said.
“A group of concerned parents have organised a protest against the extension of mask wearing to primary schools.Bluntly imposed on schools overnight with zero consulation or the standard HIQA Risk Assessment, and as a result of government failure to introduce other mitigating measures as proposed. Children shouldn’t have to pay for their ineptitude,” he said.
The decision came following advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team.
The new Covid-19 measure means that primary-school students who do not wear masks can be refused entry to their school, unless they have an exemption letter from their GP.
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