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Twitter praises 'Grandfathers against racism' protesting outside US Embassy

By Sarah Finnan

June 13, 2020 at 9:16am


A photo of four men protesting against racism outside the US Embassy in Dublin has been shared online and Twitter has praised the men for not only taking a stand but for doing so in a responsible, socially distanced way.

Four Grandfathers have shown their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement by holding their own socially distanced protest outside the US Embassy in Dublin. Coming together to show their support to Black people and people of colour around the world, the men can be seen holding a sign that reads "Grandfathers against racism".

A photo of the men has been widely circulated on Twitter and people have been moved by the foursome's gesture of solidarity - praising them for taking a stand in a safe and responsible way.

The photo shows, from left to right, Sean Mullen (pictured not holding the sign), Ronan Wilmot, Kevin Cronin and Mike Alexander.


According to one commenter, the men have emerged from their cocoons and become "beautiful activist butterflies". Couldn't have put it better ourselves.

The "Grandfathers against racism" sign has drawn comparisons to a rather similar one that was seen around Dublin in the run-up to the Repeal the 8th referendum leading people to believe they could, and Lovin Dublin can confirm that they are in fact, be the same group of grandas.

According to Kevin's daughter Ciara, the group got great recognition for their repeal banner and "to their credit, they do put the hours in and are all committed veteran activists". Bunch of legends.

(Header image courtesy of @banrionbaby)

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