Independent protest in solidarity with all republican prisoners
24th march 3pm daunt sq Cork city
SUPPORT REPUBLICAN PRISONERS, JOIN THE PROTESTS!
PROTEST AT DAUNT SQ CORK CITY 24TH MARCH 3PM
Thirty one years on from the H-blocks where ten men died for political status, republican prisoners are on dirty protest fighting criminalisation. The current protest has been going on now for nearly a year. Whether you agree with the politics of those imprisoned,held on remand or interned doesnt matter, the prisoners deserve your support. Rather than underestimating the seriousness of the situation in Maghaberry we need to act now.
The Prisoners face forced strip searching and beatings on a daily basis,going to and from court and visits and they are subjected to controlled movement otherwise known as a denial of free association on the landings in roe house.
What they are fighting for is the implementation of the 12th August agreement*, an agreement which brings an end to strip searching through use of a BOSS chair (body orifice security scanner) and sees an end to controlled movement in a phased manner.
At a time when Ireland as a whole is suffering cuts to its living standards more and more struggles are being given life everyday,as opposition to austerity grows. As anti capitalists and anti imperialists these issues cannot be separated, the Left needs to come together with Republicans in a form of symbyosis and do what it can for the republican prisoners in Maghaberry, their struggle is our struggle.
Support republican prisoners, join the protests or organise one!