Three rallies organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and Amnesty International have been held in Northern Ireland, the biggest outside the Belfast City Hall.
Addressing the crowd, Patrick Corrigan, Northern Ireland programme director of Amnesty International, said:
“We’re facing the biggest test of our humanity in decades – to date David Cameron and the UK government have failed badly. It’s time for the UK to accept its fair share of people fleeing war and persecution. We can only solve this crisis with co-operation and solidarity across Europe”.
In supporting the rallies the Workers Party also highlighted the root causes of the problem and called for an end to the US and NATO interventions in Syria, Libya and Iraq which have provoked the current crisis.