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Irish Mirror: Hundreds of Dublin residents protest resettlement of refugees from Ukraine

MOSCOW, November 26 – RIA Novosti. Irish Dublin residents protested the resettlement of several hundred Ukrainian refugees. informs Edition of Irish Mirror.

Protests were held in the Middle East Wall area, with hundreds of people joining locals to express their opposition to the government’s actions.

According to the publication, 380 people are planned to be housed in a specially converted old building located in this area, but “locals are not happy with the concentration of so many refugees here”.

According to the City Department of Integration, one hundred Ukrainians currently live in the building, all “single men” while the rest are assumed to be arriving with their families.

To resolve the conflict, Irish Integration Minister Roderick O’Gorman and city official Pascal Donoghue met with residents of the East Wall, who told protesters that the resettlement of refugees in their area was a “crisis” response to an “international emergency”.

More than 62,000 Ukrainians have now arrived in Ireland, according to local authorities, and that number could reach 72,000 by the end of December.

Source: Ria

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