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We Deserve Better say they intend to continue with campaign

Dylan Quinn at the We Deserve Better protest in Enniskillen.

The Fermanagh man, whose online video sparked the We Deserve Better campaign, has said he intends to continue lobbying after this week's public protests.

Father of four Dylan Quinn posted a video expressing frustration at the current political impasse and lack of political governance in Northern Ireland less than a month ago.

After the post went viral protests were organised and on Tuesday evening thousand of people attended rallies, among them Cold Feet actor James Nesbitt who joined the public gathering at Portrush Strand.

A protest planned for Belfast city centre was cancelled following a fire at Primark that closed off part of the city centre.

The largest of the protests took place in Enniskillen and Bangor, with over 1000 people at each location.

Speaking last night Mr Quinn, who runs a dance school in Enniskillen, said the turnout had encourage organisers to continue with the campaign.

"The turnout in Enniskillen particularly, which isn't a place where you'd often see protests, was particularly positive", Mr Quinn said.

"The message was strong and seems to have received a positive reaction from people across Northern Ireland.

"It has encouraged us to look at other possibilities to keep the campaign going, to build on the momentum.

"We've asked people to contact their local MLAs and ask what they are doing to get politics functioning again, and not the party line what they are doing personally.

"This is a complicated situation, we know what the issues are but also that people are unhappy and politicians need to know that might turn into something different and people could make changes at the ballot box", he added.

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