Singer Hozier Speaks out on the Tragic Death of George Nkencho by members of An Gardai Siochana. People must learn Respect and Tolerance but given that this resembles an execution shooting and out of proportion to the fact that George Nkencho was carrying a knife, we urgently require GSOC to carry out an investigation with a report to follow as soon as possible.

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‘Something dreadful is coming’ — Hozier speaks out on Geogre Nkencho’s death

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‘Something dreadful is coming’ — Hozier speaks out on Geogre Nkencho’s death

Hozier has spoken out about George Nkencho’s death, saying that it is not just the efforts of the Black community to ‘fend off the injustice of racial hatred’.Hozier et al. posing for the camera© Provided by Extra.ie

George was shot six times outside his home by Gardai last month after the force responded to an alert.

A criminal investigation looking into the death is now taking placeHozier standing on a stage holding a guitar: Hozier has spoken out about George Nkencho’s death, saying that it is not just the efforts of the Black community to ‘fend off the injustice of racial hatred’. Pic: Suzi Pratt/FilmMagic© Provided by  Hozier has spoken out about George Nkencho’s death, saying that it is not just the efforts of the Black community to ‘fend off the injustice of racial hatred’. Pic: Suzi Pratt/FilmMagic

On Wednesday, Hozier returned to Twitter momentarily and during this he penned a lengthy statement.

The musician spoke about the situation in America, following Donald Trump supporters storming Capitol Building.

‘It would be churlish of me to comment on white nationalist and neo-facist activity in the US when Ireland has its own active elements organising only last week to spread lies about the late George Nkencho, a man with documented mental health difficulties who lost his life at the hands of a Gardai response,’ he wrote.a close up of a man: George was shot six times outside his home by Gardai last month after the force responded to an alert.© Provided by Extra.ie George was shot six times outside his home by Gardai last month after the force responded to an alert.

‘The criminal investigation into the death of George Nkencho is to be welcomed, but regardless of how it turns out, this man was completely and utterly failed in his need for help.

‘My heart breaks for his family and the loved ones he leaves behind. I cannot imagine the grief and trauma they are left with and I hope the family are offered the closure and justice they are due.’Hozier posing for the camera: ‘The criminal investigation into the death of George Nkencho is to be welcomed, but regardless of how it turns out, this man was completely and utterly failed in his need for help.’ Pic: Rex© Provided by Extra.ie ‘The criminal investigation into the death of George Nkencho is to be welcomed, but regardless of how it turns out, this man was completely and utterly failed in his need for help.’ Pic: Rex

Hozier made an appeal to ‘my fellow members of Ireland’s white settled community to take very seriously the efforts that were made online to spread lies about George Nkencho’ and comments made of his family.

‘Until we as a national (and global) community take seriously the growing threat of neo-fascism and white supremacy and bring ourselves to investigate our own unobserved ethno-nationalisitc sentiments this problem will only worsen in time.

‘It can’t be left to Ireland’s Black citizens and people of colour to fend off the injustice of racial hatred.a person standing on a stage: ‘It can’t be left to Ireland’s Black citizens and people of colour to fend off the injustice of racial hatred. Pic: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia© Provided by Extra.ie ‘It can’t be left to Ireland’s Black citizens and people of colour to fend off the injustice of racial hatred. Pic: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

‘It’s something that is enabled by, takes root in, and is enacted by elements of our own community, and it is that very community which has the political representation and collective power to address and disassemble it.

‘We all want to live in a country we can be proud of, and we all have a role to play in that.

‘I fear something dreadful is coming if we can’t bring ourselves to address this issue.’ 

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