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category dublin | crime and justice | news report author Saturday February 25, 2006 21:02author by Elaine Report this post to the editors

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nothing really needs to be said does it

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author by petepublication date Sun Feb 26, 2006 01:37author address author phone Report this post to the editors

if you to go to the bother of downloading and uploading all those pics, please add a credit and a link to each one

author by Bob Cornflakes and Bubba Bubbles - shit my organization is located in America. u know the U.Spublication date Sun Feb 26, 2006 05:59author email elizabeth.fowler at murraystate dot eduauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

( yes im from tn. *yall* )
Yall, what is wrong with this world. It never fails. Everytime i sit down to watch the news its something! Its so damn pathetic. The forever asked question.... CANT WE ALL JUST GET ALONG? Its one thing when Mother Nature causes disaster but another when people begin to turn against the land they claim they love. Have yall been watchin the news. Dispicable man. IM TELLIN YOU. Those numb nuts have completely, 100%,( ok more like 200%) destroyed the majority of their home town. It just doesnt make sense. Everybody stop look around you, take a deep breath, and thank the lord above that we live in America, where we have sanity(for the most part), no freak ass leeeeaders!!!! Kiss the sweet ground!!!! One thing i gotta say before i go, SOMETHINGS GOTTA FUCKIN GIVE.

author by Caitlin - Code Pink Irelandpublication date Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:29author address Irelandauthor phone Report this post to the editors

So you're from Amerika, where nothing like the events in Dublin yesterday never happen? Well, in a sense, you're correct, for no protesters were shot, gassed, detained, or disappeared, which is what happens in Amerika when the people hit the streets.

author by eeekkkkpublication date Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:30author address author phone Report this post to the editors

guy with big slab about to throw set

http://www.flickr.com/photos/o6scura/

author by iosaf mac diarmada - one of the diasporia.publication date Sun Feb 26, 2006 13:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Which is probably best, but based on photographic evidence and known geographical area and general fractal modeling of crowds in flux or riot conditions and deployment of Gardaí, the numbers of individuals who thrashed Dublin yesterday and who came to Dublin to parade, was very very small. Amounting to less than 0.03% of the population of either partitioned states.

Another thing worth noting is the coverage in European media. A total of 300 internet published articles have been registered in 12 of the 25 states of the European Union. The language block which gave the most attention in print form was the german perhaps reflecting both German and Austrian predominance in Irish tourism. Italy with approximately 190,000 tourists a year to Ireland has not seen published a print news article. Of the early morning mass circulation and syndicated "free press" only "20 minutes" with HQ in Germany (and thus far not available on the streets of Ireland, having seen its market share given to Metro and Herald AM) has afforded mention to the rioting on its website, it remains to be seen what space will be given in tomorrow morning's Monday morning "20 minutes" which has 20 city editions and an estimated advertising reach of 1.7million adults.

It is most ironic that both sides to yesterday's events used rhetoric in the lead up which was both confrontational, sectarian, and referred to the suffering of victims of Terror, and then together caused injury, and substantial damage to Dublin. I believe that ordinary Irish people of whatever political or religious background ought unite to call yet again for peace, the end to Terrorist tactics in whatever form, and for proper remembrance of the victims of Terror on all sides.
After the M11 bombing in Madrid, an event so traumatic that it is etched on mainland European conscienceness, the official remembrance of the 198 victims (of whom almost a quarter were migrants without papers) and the many thousands more maimed & injured, the "forest of the absent" was planted with one tree for each victim in Madrid. In Barcelona before that had occured during the marches for peace and rejection of Terror amidst a general election, an anonymous group paid the small charge of 300€ for a wall at the roman cemetary in the centre of the city with its 23 graves dating back to the 1st century common era to be inscribed "in solidarity with the peoples of Madrid..."
That wall has since proved to be the un-official memorial point and yearly sees candles lit. And it has sufficed, the goverment has not seen the need to raise another monument or memorial. Many thousands of people died in Ireland and beyond in relation to the Terror which the Irish people lived and it seems still live. Our forest of the absent would be so substantial. I am convinced that till the day we as peoples of the island and our diasporia recognise the communality of suffering and the trauma and divisions which are still being communicated to new generations, we may not see reconciliation. It has very little to do with borders or political "progress". It has very little to do with what enflames the passions of less than 0.03% of the population. It has to do with us uniting in our suffering and saying - we were terrorised we don't want to be terrorised anymore . I think thats what Charles Stuart Parnell and all the silent dead so often invoked despite their obvious inablity to argue with us - would have expected of us @ the very least. I am sure I am not alone in the "diasporia" which is the majority of Irish born men and women in thinking such a realisation in Dublin or Belfast or wherever else would finally bring many of us home. So that we would not be "absent" anymore.

author by Indy Photographer - 1 of Indymedia Ireland Editorial Grouppublication date Sun Feb 26, 2006 13:04author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Please do not repost images from other sites without credit. If you see a photo on another site or on a blog, please either post a link to it or give full credit. If somebody goes to the trouble of taking photos and making them public, they at least deserve credit for it

author by baaahhhhhpublication date Sun Feb 26, 2006 13:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Our friend iosaf does well at mathematics, but he does not know were the fuck he is standing... people that take to the streets are usually a minority. Yes, for the Irak invasion 0.03% of the population of the world according to your math estimates might have taken to the streets, AND STILL IT WAS RELEVANT AND IMPORTANT. But for our poor idiot iosaf, that number was meaningless. Yes, in masturbatory politics as the ones of iosaf things will change when 100% of the people are out there in peaceful protest. Reality is that that never happened, it will never happened, and though change has happened and will keep happening anyway, regardless of iosaf maths. Behind everyone one in the streets there are far more people that didn't go out but support them. And believe me, iosaf, the message yesterday was clear enough...

author by emerjennpublication date Sun Feb 26, 2006 14:28author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Which message is that? only message i got from yesterday was that we can't get past the past. Of course there were people who didn't go out that thought the OO were idiots to come to O'Connell street but that doesnt mean that those people would have been involved in the violence had they been there. The point iosef was making is that .03% of the population saw fit to riot and wreak such havok on the capitol.

author by Elainepublication date Sun Feb 26, 2006 17:00author address author phone Report this post to the editors

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Fire on Nassau St.

PD's office gets thrashed
PD's office gets thrashed

author by Peropublication date Sun Feb 26, 2006 17:18author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It takes an unusual event to have me sympathsing with the PDs and cheering Michael McDowell on to lock a few people up - but this fascistic outrage has moved me to just that frame of mind.

author by iosafpublication date Sun Feb 26, 2006 18:33author address author phone Report this post to the editors

But just one thing - on Feb 15th 2003 at least 5 million people worldwide demonstrated against the imminent war on Iraq and their belief in Peace. There were no arrests and no riots. I am still proud to have been a part of that point being made. I am also proud to have been part of an assembly of 300 people who made other points at the same time, systematically occupying abandoned commercial, council and government property in my home city of Barcelona to say "the war on the poor, those in precarity, and homeless, the attrition against fellow man on ethnic, racial, or religious grounds is of more concern". We occupied (with arrests) buildings of symbolic adresses on Avinyo street, Arc del Teatre place, Dr Flemming square, and Pi square.
That assembly still occupies Number 11 Juan de bourbon street in Barceloneta the port district of Bcn (a former guardia civil barracks) and continues to fight for the rights of the most marginalised having sued the council for ignoring its responsibility to house the citizens of the city. It has against serious odds continued to assist the poorest and most marginalised to escape especuation and the negative effects of EU membership and take direct action to house themselves as well as organise socially and pacifically with particular emphasis on integration and education. Without regard to ethnic, racial, religious, or national affiliation. That was once upon a time called "class war" or the "struggle for anarchism or the republican ideals". What is reported above in Dublin has nothing to do with either anarchism or republican ideals. But we've changed somewhat since 2003 and since our roots: we may now be blamed for no riots except those to oppose global institutional non democratic or institutional meetings, because we have both at local and international level advanced to treating equally on global concerns with global reach in the XXI century as well as the real issues of the people we represent.
It is still not certain what point was being made yesterday. Both fascist groupings who wished march in Dublin referred to "victims of terror" . And now there is an obvious absence on the newswire of key commentators who through the last months have prepared the ill feelings and injuries to fellow citizens and damage to the city and its economic profile, the ramifications of which they do not really seem to have properly appreciated on both homeland affairs in Ireland and far beyond. I repeat my comment which is my true and sincere reactions and thoughts.
If there are some here who think that is political masturbation, well at least this type of wank gets results and houses the poor. & @ least I have the courage to put my real name to it. That's the difference.
http://indymedia.ie/article/74509?&condense_comments=fa...39943

author by Richardpublication date Sun Feb 26, 2006 19:03author address author phone Report this post to the editors

"Everybody stop look around you, take a deep breath, and thank the lord above that we live in America, where we have sanity(for the most part), no freak ass leeeeaders!!!! Kiss the sweet ground!!!! One thing i gotta say before i go, SOMETHINGS GOTTA FUCKIN GIVE."

Despite your comments being sarcastic - that, or extremely ignorant - I have to point out one things for people who might take them seriously. These types of marches are not typical behaviour of Irish people, they happen every day all over the world. Take for example a white supremacist march that took place in Flordia yesterday:
http://winnipegsun.com/News/World/2006/02/26/1462828-su....html

author by ThisBikeIsAHypeBombpublication date Sun Feb 26, 2006 19:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

While the "riots" were downright moronic and well,wrong,I can't help but laugh at the photo of the PD offices.

Surely we can all get behind that one?Ha ha!
Michael McD won't be appearing at the Dáil on Monday as he is going shopping for new windows.

author by Eamon a Chnoicpublication date Mon Feb 27, 2006 01:31author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Throwing around infantile mathemathic quotes re. the number of fighting comrades on the street yesterday (I reckon 2,000) reminds me of the throwbacks dissing the numbers of the massive anti-war march almost exactly 3 years ago. Then as now pompous windbags using their spurious reasoning to claim that 4.9 million didnt march and were therefore pro war.

There were 2 fascistic groupings yesterday, those who would inflict a sectarian march where it was not welcome or needed and those who sought to batter people off the streets to accomoate this - despite all the lies being spread this is why rioting began.

PS Indymedia is open forum publishing -posting under a "real name" should not confer any self inflicted notions of being superior to anybody else -unless of courses ones political ideas emeate from ones orifice as I suspect here

author by emerjennpublication date Mon Feb 27, 2006 07:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

i'm gonna assume you're talking about the gardai when you say the "those who sought to batter people off the streets to accomoate this", but if they and the paraders were the cause of the violence explain why and how there were petrol bombs.

author by ritch macpublication date Mon Feb 27, 2006 09:35author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Saturday's madness was a free-for-all for everyone.

A few republicans were obviously up for havin a bit, but so were loads of others. Expensive cars burnt out beside cheaper ones, the PD's office windows smashed, as well as McDonald's and Ulster Bank windows - that rings of anti-capitalists up for a bit. Looters takin advantage, and a few gettin caught, including 2 Lithuanians (not traditional supporters of the nationalist cause - not as far as I know anyway). Kids robbin and smashin up cars, doubtful a lot of them have developed a political ideology so young. Drinkers havin a laugh.

I listened to Norris this morning on newstalk and half of what he said was ridiculous. He couldn't prove that republicans 'orchestrated' the violence, but so wanted to, but he could only state that they were the catalyst - even still, he'd no proof...the catalyst was the opportunity and space to do what you or your group couldn't do lawfully.

author by observerpublication date Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:18author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I hope that all of you who have romantic notions about social revolution were taking notes. That was a small taste of what it would be like if order broke down. Gangs of scum roaming the city doing as they please. Anyone who thinks that this would be a good thing needs a fkn lobotomy.

author by Elainepublication date Mon Feb 27, 2006 13:55author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Well known Dublin Peace Activist intervenes to save two Asian guys getting stomped on Westland Row. Got these by e-mail but they were posted on another site originally. Will post the link to web site when I get it.

These photos are originally from http://backseatdrivers.blogspot.com/2006/02/attack-on-westland-row.html - ed

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author by maxpublication date Mon Feb 27, 2006 14:10author address author phone Report this post to the editors

who took them? from where? is this incident connected with riot or a random attack?

author by Witnesspublication date Mon Feb 27, 2006 15:02author address author phone Report this post to the editors

These pics are off a gang of scumbag rioters who had just been wrecking Nassau Street and were moving towards Pearce St to get away from Riot cops. They tried to take stuff from the Centra and when the workers tried to stop them these heroic rioters attacked and beat them up!

author by inr4publication date Mon Feb 27, 2006 16:04author address author phone Report this post to the editors

why have the scumbag racist attackers faces been blurred?????????????????????

author by geoffpublication date Mon Feb 27, 2006 18:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

http://backseatdrivers.blogspot.com/2006/02/attack-on-w....html

and the faces of those inbred, sub human malcontents are very visible. Scum, scum, scum, scum, scum.

author by LOCAL RESIDENTpublication date Tue Feb 28, 2006 20:19author address author phone Report this post to the editors

FR PETER MCVERRY today claimed through a tabliod newspaper the EVENING HERALD that the dissafected youth of dublins nth innercity clashed with the gardai because of the death of the late TERENCE WHEELOCK from summerhill d1.
He stated in the article that youths fought with police because of the 20year olds death in store st garda station. he said "youths in the area hate the gardai the believe terence was murdered . there has been an increase since terence's death in the hatred to gardia in the area. kids as young as 5 and6 trow stones at gardai"
IT would be fair to say that theres an anger in the area because of terence death his family are calling for an independent public in quirie in to the suspicious circumstances sourrounding his death.
But the WHEELOCK family deplore the violence that eruppted on oconnel st love ulster march.
They or their neighbours or anyone connected to them had nothing whatsoever had any connection to this.
FR PETER MCVERRY has consistently used the tabliod media to express is views about the marginalised in society. but today he got it wrong. he overstepped the mark.
to state that the death of this 20yr old terence wheelock was responsible for the violence LOVE ULSTER ORANGE PARADE on saturday is ridiculas.
fr mcverry does notspeak on behalf of the wheelock family he has never met or spoke to them.
He has never commented on terence wheelocks death up until today.
it is a bizare connection
it is fair to say that their is a dissafected youth in are gettoes that succesive goverments have chosen to ignore for a generation but they are not just from the innercity they are from across the city
address inthe media of rioters were not from the innercity they were from across dublin.
not one rioter charged on saturday with theft, criminal damage, public order offences.
were from the innercity.
Fr Mcverrys comments are a nonsense.
Was terence wheelock a celtic supporter? becaus most of the images on tv were people wereing celtic fc parafenalia.
it is also not fair of the tabliod press who continually print it was local thugs. the people befor the courts contradict this they are from ballyermot clondalkin kilmainham and other areas.

The WHEELOCK FAMILY are very dignified family they are a large family 13 in all. they are respected in their community. the have continually tried to find the truth in to terences death. they dispute the gardai version that terence commited suicide in a garda cell in store st d1. he was assaulted his clothes taken. nobody evere seen the cell he allegedly hung himself in. not even the emergency services who respondent on that afternoon on the2.6.05 were permitted to see the cell.
custody records were intervere with. they have tirelessly peacfully protested.
the tabliod press have chosen to ingnore this suspicious death in garda custody.
giving little coverage.
THE EVENING HERALD up until to day have given no coverage.
it is strange they should print this rubbish well coming from a respected priest
you could see why but fr mcverry is wrong saturdays violence had noth to do wtih terence wheelock death.
and i think the majority of people know this.
he fr mcverry has not helped the family efforts to find the truth .
he has deeply hurt them with his comment and should make a public apology to the Wheelock family.
he has victimised a family in front of the nation with his outrageous comments.
there is no substence to his comments. and are an over generaliseation of the circumstances.
you can support the wheelock family by writing to your local T.D OR WRITING TO THE TAOISEACH OR THE MINISTER FOR JUSTICE AT GOVERMENT BUILDINS LEINSTER HOUSE KILDARE ST D2.
THANK YOU
LOCAL RESIDENT

WWW.TERENCE WHEELOCK.COM

author by dunkpublication date Tue Feb 28, 2006 21:45author email fuspey at yahoo dot co dot ukauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

scanned copies of those articles and more links about Fr McVerrys comments and more can be found on this thread
Daily Ireland: McVerry says death in Garda custody a factor in riots - alternative narrative emerges
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/74567

Garda 'stonewalling' Wheelock family- the village - http://www.villagemagazine.ie/article.asp?sid=1&sud=41&...d=459

Justice for Terence Wheelock! - http://londonclasswar.org/newswire_terrencewheelock.htm

Arrest and detention of Terence Wheelock at Store Street Garda Station on the 2nd June, 2005
http://www.garda.ie/angarda/press/2005/p22jun2005.html

cant get a link with www.terencewheelock.com - can you clarify link

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