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Rally demands release of Maura Harrington at GPO and outside Mountjoy

category dublin | environment | news report author Sunday March 15, 2009 11:14author by Andrew - WSM (personal capacity)author email wsm_ireland at yahoo dot com

Around 50 people gathered at the GPO in Dublin yesterday to demand the release of Shell to Sea campaigner Maura Harrington. After a short period at the GPO we went up to Mountjoy prison where Maura has been held since Wednesday evening.
Maura's husband outside Mountjoy
Maura's husband outside Mountjoy

As well as Dublin Shell to Sea activists the picket was joined by a number of tara activists. It was notable that a very high percentage of passing car and pedestrians expressed support for the demand that Maura be released. Every taxi that passed beeped in solidarity.

The vendictive decision to jail Maura comes at a very significant time when mass opposition to growing to the attacks on Irish workers coming out of the crisis in capitalism. At the same time as the government is proclaiming that there is no choice but to slash our wages, conditions and access to services they continue to give away for free hundreds of billions of euro worth of hydrocarbon deposits at Corrib and elsewhere off the west coast, see for details.

Rally at GPO
Rally at GPO

At the gates
At the gates



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author by Seán Ryanpublication date Sun Mar 15, 2009 14:28author address author phone

It was great so see so much support from the public.






author by Seán Ryanpublication date Sun Mar 15, 2009 14:31author address author phone







author by Tara Tara Tarapublication date Sun Mar 15, 2009 17:11author address author phone

It was great to be involved and an honour to stand with Maura's husband Naoise and friends outside the jail. More Power to Maura! Great to see such a positive responce from passing motorists too.

Beep Beep!

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author by Taggerpublication date Sun Mar 15, 2009 20:11author address author phone

Maura should be freed now, as she should not be there in the first instance.

The empty space could make space for Judge Devins, hard times indeed and harder to come.

author by Conor. Mpublication date Sun Mar 15, 2009 21:50author address author phone

Arrested for defending our natural resources worth over 500,000,000,000 euro..... Then 'they' say MAURA needs psychiatric evaluation? Absolute madness

author by Taggerpublication date Sun Mar 15, 2009 21:53author address author phone

I refuse to be drawn in by your low standards, and your devious misinterpretation of this disgracefull event the jailing of Maura Harrington.

There are those of us thankfully that do, and are fully aware of the difference, between right and wrong.

There are those of us thankfully that know when an enormous injustice has been carried out on behalf of the State,for the State and that of its Multinational buddy Shell/Topaz.

Perhaps its the comment in relation to Judge Devins that appears to have angered you.

The truth is always very painful, and anger makes a person very unhappy.

I dont normally as a rule feed the trolls but I felt that I just had to give you this little bite.

God Bless you Maura.


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author by cable - Shell to Sea ~ Cambridgepublication date Sun Mar 15, 2009 22:30author address author phone

Great turnout folks - love and solidarity to you all - beepbeep!

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