Protesters Defending Their Demonstration Over Direct Provision Centre

A 24 hour protest is continuing at the proposed site of a former hotel.

Protesters in Oughterard, Co. Galway are defending their demonstration about a possible Direct Provision centre in the town.

A 24 hour protest is continuing at the proposed site of a former hotel.

Earlier this week, the Minister for Justice and Laois Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan appealed to protestors to 'step back' and await the result of an evaluation process.

Protestors have rejected claims their actions are racist - this man says the town doesn't have the infrastructure for an influx of people

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