Protest at Telegraph’s demeaning article

Party President Michael Donnelly  with the Party's North Belfast candidate Gemma Weir at the protest

Party President Michael Donnelly with the Party’s North Belfast candidate Gemma Weir at the protest

The Workers Party organised a protest at the offices of the Belfast Telegraph newspaper on Friday (1st May) in response to the paper’s demeaning and  derogatory treatment of a number of a number of women election candidates.

The protest was chaired by Lily Kerr who accused the paper of discouraging women from political activity, being deliberately demeaning and dismissive of those they had singled out for derision. She also said that articles like the one published by the newspaper undermined and devalued women throughout Northern Ireland.

The Party will be writing to the  editor of the Belfast Telegraph demanding  an explanation for the  tone and content of the article and requesting that a formal apology is published before polling day.

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