Second anti-lockdown rally to be held in Cork city centre this weekend

Second anti-lockdown rally to be held in Cork city centre this weekend

A second anti-lockdown protest is taking place this weekend in Cork city centre.

A second anti-lockdown protest is taking place this weekend in Cork city centre.

The ‘Parade for Truth’ is taking place at 2pm on Saturday beside the National Monument on Grand Parade where the protesters will march down St Patrick’s Street, to a rally outside Brown Thomas which will be addressed by a number of speakers and musicians, all demanding an end to the lockdown.

The event, which is advertised as a peaceful public assembly, is being organised by the ‘Independent Campaign for TRUTH and Proper Public Healthcare’.
The event, which is advertised as a peaceful public assembly, is being organised by the ‘Independent Campaign for TRUTH and Proper Public Healthcare’.

The event, which is advertised as a peaceful public assembly, is being organised by the ‘Independent Campaign for TRUTH and Proper Public Healthcare’.

Speaking on behalf of the campaign, Diarmaid Ó Cadhla said the event has two aims:

 Diarmuid O'Cadhla speaking at the Cork City centre Anti-Lockdown protest event.
Diarmuid O'Cadhla speaking at the Cork City centre Anti-Lockdown protest event.

“Firstly, people are demanding an end to the lockdown, it is having no impact on the virus and is causing more harm than good, both to our health and to the economy. Secondly, people want a public health service that treats all illness, not one focused on Covid19 and neglecting other killer diseases.” 

Mr Ó Cadhla said NPHET are distorting the truth; "death “with Covid” does not mean someone died “of Covid,

“We are being given half-truths, which is the same thing as a lie.” 

Referring to the new advertising depicting emergency wards Mr Ó Cadhla said:

“Government should stop the scare mongering, people are being frightened as if there was killer plague sweeping across Ireland, which there isn’t; the vast majority of people infected with Covid recover without even knowing they had it.”

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