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Petition against Twelfth ‘lockdown’ in Lisnaskea

A PETITION has been set up calling for a stop to the closure of roads in Lisnaskea for this Friday’s 12th of July celebrations in the town. 
As of yesterday afternoon the online petition on change.org, which was set up by Eamon Keenan, had over 200 signatures. 
“On the 12th of July 2019 the town of Lisnaskea and approach roads will be closed from early morning ‘til late evening. This will have a detrimental affect on business and people’s ability to move around and travel freely,” states the petition, which claims it is against the freedom of movement enshrined in the Maastricht Treaty.
The petition also claims access to vital medical services, such as ambulance access and picking up medication, will be restricted, which it claims is in violation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. 
“We are not against anyone expressing their culture but we don’t agree with it disrupting people’s everyday lives, businesses, traffic passing through the town and the danger of restricted access to medical assistance. 
“So what we want is the town of Lisnaskea not to be in total lockdown on the 12th of July or anything for a full day. The people of Lisnaskea and surrounding areas are being hemmed and prevented from going about their business.” 
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