Attack at Marriage Referendum Event Causes Life-Threatening Allergic Reaction

Country: Ireland

Date of incident: May 13, 2015

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Morals

Area of case: Political / Private

A 10-year-old girl suffered a severe allergic reaction after an egg attack at a "No-Campaign" event in Meath, Ireland. "Yes-Campaigners" threw objects, including eggs, at people who were expressing opposition to same-sex marriage. "No-Campaign" leader Mr. Manning said that the atmposphere created by "Yes-Campaigners" was "toxic”.

In the referendum on May 22, 2015, the "Yes“- side won, paving the way for a constitutional change permitting gay marriage and adoption.