Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Protests over Shannon airport continue

Every second Sunday of the month there is a protest at Shannon airport against the misuse of the airport by US troops and possibly drones on their way to war in Afghanistan.

Usually the group assemble, show their posters and leave after an hour.

On Sunday, 7 September 2012 however, Margaretta Darcy and Niall Farrell of Galway Against the War brought their protest to the runway.  It was the eleventh anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan

Shannonwatch tells the full story with video by Tommy D.

In May 2012 at the Shannon protest I was detained along with Edward Horgan and John Maguire and put in the back of a Garda van.  Below is Shannonwatch's account:
Prisoners at Shannon Airport - Edward Horgan and Justin Morahan in a Garda van following their detention for displaying a banner saying "US Troops Out of Shannon"
John Maguire detainee at Shannon for carrying a flag with the word "PEACE"

Three peace activists were detained by Gardai at Shannon Airport today for displaying signs saying "Peace" and "US Troops Out Of Shannon". After being removed from the airport they joined the regular second Sunday of the month vigil which took place from 2pm to 3pm outside the

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