Victory to the POW’s!

Support the Five Demands!

Between 12.45pm and about 2.30pm today , Saturday 28 June 2008 , approximately 50 Irish republican protestors held a noisy , colourful and peaceful picket outside the British Embassy in Merrion Road , Dublin . The protest was held to highlight the fact that Republican prisoners are again being criminalised by the British Government and in support of the five demands made by the prisoners themselves –

1) Right to free association
2) End to controlled movement
3) Right to full-time education
4) Separate visiting facility
5) Right to organise their own landings.

The protestors were closely monitored by four Special Branch men and seven uniformed Garda , as well as having at least four CCTV cameras , controlled by Embassy staff within the building , trained on their every move. Leaflets were handed out to members of the public in the vicinity and countless car drivers sounded their horns in support as they slowed down to take a look.

Support the POW’s !

Special Branch (right) harassing a photographer (centre).

Some of the republican protestors outside the British Embassy in Dublin.

At the entrance to the British Embassy in Dublin ,Saturday 28 June 2008.

Two banners , one objective.

More pics here and here.
Thanks ,

About 11sixtynine

A mother of three (and a Granny!) and a political activist , living in Dublin , Ireland.
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