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category national | anti-war / imperialism | feature author Thursday June 07, 2007 18:17author by éirígí - For a Socialist Republic Report this post to the editors

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Solidarity demonstration by Belfast Anti-war

The case of two éirígí members who face charges related to the recent visit of British war-criminal Tony Blair to Ireland was adjourned in a Belfast court yesterday .

Cormac Ryan and Scott Masterson were arrested along with éirígí member Dominic McGlinchey during the RUC/PSNI attack on peaceful protesters at Stormont Castle on the May 8th, 2007.

Demonstrators had gathered at the Belfast venue to ensure that Blair was not lauded as a peace-maker in Ireland while his troops continue to kill with impunity in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The three activists face a string of public order and assault charges, despite the fact that no evidence has been produced to back up the RUC/PSNI claims.

The next court date for the three has been set for June 29th.

Members of the Belfast Anti-War Movement, joined by activists from other parts of the country, gathered outside the court in a show of support that was warmly received by members of the public. éirígí spokesperson Daithí Mac An Mháisitír thanked those who turned out to show support for the accused activists.

The solidarity that the lads have received since their totally unjustified arrests has been great to see. It’s a credit to people for seeing through the RUC/PSNI spin. Cases like this one are important to win. Not least because we need to ensure the right to peaceful protest, free from the fear of assault and arrest. June 29 has been set as the next court date and we hope people will turn out in sufficient numbers to make it clear that the casual brutalisation and judicial fit-up of political activists is not acceptable.”

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author by Going placespublication date Thu Jun 07, 2007 15:48author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It was great to see that someone had the courage to highlight the plight of the Iraqi people and to contradict the bullshit of 'Man Of Peace' Blair during his visit to Stormont last month. Looks like those who did so are now paying the price. My understanding is that at least one of those charged is potentially facing a custodial sentence on the basis of a fit-up allegation of assault against a cop. Fair play to all involved and f*#k the keyboard warriors like the one above.

author by Jedpublication date Thu Jun 07, 2007 17:48author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Yet another case of the SS RUC enforcing the iron will of the British government, this time against a group of evil insurgents hell bent on standing with a banner and shouting a few slogans. its a wonder the don't have them up on terrorist charges for committing such a gross act.

Dropping the sarcasm for a minute though, fair play to you for having the balls. Its nice to see that some anti-war protestors have not lost the true spirit or determination which inspires the rest of us. Much respect and admiration right at ya!

author by Helpfulpublication date Thu Jun 07, 2007 21:14author address author phone Report this post to the editors

here is a link to the original story of the arrests back on May 8th

http://www.indymedia.ie/article/82442

author by Despublication date Fri Jun 08, 2007 22:02author address author phone Report this post to the editors

What has been the official SF response to these events?

 
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