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ADDED ON: 06/09/2021

Pride flags lowered and burned in Waterford

06/08/2021 | Irish Post

PRIDE FLAGS celebrating the LGBT community and Pride Month have been lowered and burned in Waterford city in what has been described as a ‘disgusting act’. As part of the annual ‘Pride of the Deise’ LGBT+ celebration weekend, rainbow flags were erected across the city in recent days, including outside local authority offices. On Sunday night, some of the flags, namely those which had been flying near The Mall, were lowered by vandals and burned. The news was announced by Mayor of Waterford, Fine Gael Councillor Damien Geoghegan, who said it was acts of discrimination like this as to why it was important for Pride commemorations to continue taking place. “People often ask ‘why does Pride take place?'” he wrote on Twitter.

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