Almost 20,000 Sign Petition To Protect Dublin's Marriage Equality Mural
A petition to protect a marriage equality mural in Dublin City Centre has attracted almost 20,000 signatures since it was created this morning.
Dublin City Council has threatened to remove the striking Joe Caslin mural, which depicts two men in an embrace and has become an iconic image of the upcoming same-sex marriage referendum, as it does not have planning permission.
However, there has been mass opposition to these plans by proponents of the 'yes' campaign, with over 19,000 signing an online petition for the retention of the drawing over the last twelve hours.
"The building owners have given consent for the mural to be placed there, there was no building, simply a paper mural being erected on the side of a building, this should not be a planning matter, as many of the buildings in the area also dawn murals," said Jamie, the creator of the petition.
"We are asking that Dublin City Council do NOT buckle to the pressure, and allow the mural to stand high and proud on South Great George's Street, Dublin 2."
Photo via Instagram/joecaslin