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Blockade in South Finglas

category dublin | bin tax / household tax / water tax | news report author Wednesday October 01, 2003 10:32author by Bin bot - anti-bin tax campaign Report this post to the editors

Biggest turnout yet for Finglas blockade

30 protestors have been blockading a bin truck in south Finglas for the last while. This is the biggest turnout so far in the Finglas area and is in one of the strongest area for the campaign there. The blockade is completely peaceful and non-confrontational. The council official arrived and told the protestors that he would have to call the police. They are expected to arrive shortly.

author by Bin-bot - Anti-bin tax campaignpublication date Wed Oct 01, 2003 10:59author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The crowd around the truck has swelled to about 40 or so. The police have arrived. The council official has started throwing threats of fines around which has mainly had the effect of getting people's backs up. A core of 15 or so protestors are resolved to stay in front of the truck and give their names to the police. This blockade could go on for a while.

author by Ciaranpublication date Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:07author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Good luck to all involved.

author by blockerpublication date Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

We need to keep the trucks in the CIty area for as long as possible for days if needs be. Don't make the mistakes the FIngal campaign made on the first day, if you have the people and the support KEEP THE TRUCK

author by dfgdfgpublication date Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

if the the anti-bin taxers are not ont intimidated by threats of jail why do most of them apologise to the judge so as not to put there?

surely someone going to jail who blockade a truck from their area would bring things to a head?

author by blockerpublication date Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:38author address author phone Report this post to the editors

People apoligise for various reasons non of which is because they are genuinly apologising. SOme people just can't afford to go to prison as it would result in the losing of their job or their childern being left alone. It's very easy for you to sit at your keyboaqrd and have a go off those that are actually involved in struggle by claiming they are in some way not committed for apologising. I bet you you would shit yourself at the mere thought of blocking a bin truck.

author by Bin bot - anti-bin tax campaignpublication date Wed Oct 01, 2003 12:13author address author phone Report this post to the editors

In the last hour the police have got involved. After reading out the injunction the police threatened to arrest anybody who continued the blockade. The protestors countered by saying that it is a peaceful protest and that the high court refused the attatchment last Wednesday to the city council, meaning that people could not be arrested. The police seem to have accepted this and instead of arresting people, they took names. About 20 people put their names forward. The police have now left and the truck continues to be blockaded.

author by adsaasdpublication date Wed Oct 01, 2003 14:34author address author phone Report this post to the editors

so i cna sit here and ask them why they are apologising if "they" claim they won;t

author by conor (wsm personal capacity)publication date Wed Oct 01, 2003 16:09author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Great work an example to the rest of us
I ashamed of the useless nes of my half of Dun Laoghaire

beir bua!


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