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Sinn Féin Protest Outside Maghaberry Gaol

category antrim | miscellaneous | press release author Saturday November 28, 2009 17:15author by Richard Walsh - Republican Sinn Féinauthor email tiocfaidh at btinternet dot comauthor address c/- Teach Dáithí Ó Conaill, 223, Parnell Street, Dublin 1, Irelandauthor phone +44-7835 620 592 / +353-87 261 8603 Report this post to the editors

Around sixty protesters attended the Republican Sinn Féin picket outside the maximum security Maghaberry Gaol in County Antrim on Saturday.
Maghaberry Protest
Maghaberry Protest

Around sixty protesters attended the Republican Sinn Féin picket outside the maximum security Maghaberry Gaol in County Antrim on Saturday. They marched to the gates of the gaol and declared their support for the Republican Prisoners of War held within the heavily fortified perimeter walls, and for the ideals which had resulted in their incarceration.

A large British colonial police presence surrounded the gaol and the roads leading to it. Protesters' cars were torn apart by the RUC and individuals searched. They maintained a presence outside the gates as well as within the outer gate of the gaol.

The so-called prison authorities (screws) were abusive to visitors and prevented them from leaving the gaol after their visits until such time as the protesters had departed. However visitors to Republican PoWs thanked those present for attending to show their support for their loved ones. Other relatives were forbidden to take their scheduled visits.

True Republicans will continue to fight for the prisoners, including further solidarity protests for the “Men Behind the Wire”.

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