Stop The Deportations Belfast Weds 23 March @ 1pm

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Mar 20 2005 17:38
Stop The Deportations Belfast Weds 23 March @ 1pm

Stop The Deportations

Cead Mile Failte!

Who are they fooling??

Wednesday 23 March 1 p.m.

Irish Tourist Board,

Castle Street,

Belfast

Please bring banners/ placards and noise!!

Speakers: Mick O’Reilly TGWU

Davy Carlin Chair ARN

Jon Glackin Co-Ordinator Street Seen

Paddy Hughes Dep. Pres Queens University

Co-inciding with protests occurring in Dublin, London and Amsterdam against Deportations

This is an urgent appeal..we must put pressure on the Racist Goverment Policies...

http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=68976&search_text=RAR

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Mar 20 2005 17:46

It would be cool if activists could picket protest at Irish Tourist Boards accross the UK and beyond. We only need 5 or 6 heads in each area to protest? If we can get more...all the better!!!

Stories coming from deportations would make your blood boil....

One woman in an act of protest to her deportation stripped her clothes off as the only means of protest open for her. 5 male Garda held her down as they forcibly sedated her by needle!!

A 12 year old child is sitting alone in Lagos Airport in his school Uniform totally overwhelmed and alone after being forcibly deported.. Joe Higgins TD wired £200 to the child.. the child was mugged outside the airport!!

More and more horror stories are coming in...

Lets not let the Irish Goverment away with this..

Cead Mile Failte..my arse!

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Mar 22 2005 14:20

word coming through of similar solidarity actions will be held in London and Amsterdam.. keep your ear to the ground!! wink

ftony
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Mar 22 2005 14:45

Liverpool's got strong irish links

i'll have words with a few peeps

ah crap i've realised it's tomorrow! Erm, i'll try!

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Mar 22 2005 15:14
ftony wrote:
Liverpool's got strong irish links

i'll have words with a few peeps

ah crap i've realised it's tomorrow! Erm, i'll try!

grin that would be cool... you dont need that many to do something wink

Latest news.....

Residents Against Racism

in conjunction with Palmerstown Community school

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Press release:

Stop the deportation of Children

Demo 23/3/5

12.30 outside the Dáil

Residents Against Racism have called a demo for wednesday 23rd March at 12.30 to

protest at the governments continued policy of deporting children. Spokesperson

Rosanna Flynn said "Speaking in December the Justice Minister Michael McDowell

stated that he recognised the moral force of allowing those asylum seekers who

have children here in school for a lengthy period of time to stay. In March of

this year his response has been to deport those very people. Many of these

children and their families had integrated very well into their local

communities, which is meant to be taken into account when casting judgement on

their cases. A picture quickly emerges of a Justice minister who says one thing

and does the exact opposite. On the recent mass deportation there were several

mothers who had been separated from their children, these children now remain in

Ireland parentless. Also on the last deportation at least one of the passengers

was sedated and a needle attached to them with a drip for the duration of the

deportation. There was also a teenage boy due to sit his leaving cert deported

leading to protests from his classmates in Palmerstown Community School. These

cases are only the tip of the iceberg as there were many deported who we had no

contact from before or after their deportations, many of these could have

similar stories to tell. Rosanna continued by saying "Many of the children who

were deported could face the brutal practice of Female Genital Mutilation, a

procedure which many young girls die from. Their education will be very

different from that which they have been studying for the last several years in

Ireland, that is if they are lucky enough to get an education at all in Nigeria.

The Irish government have a moral obligation to protect those who are most

vulnerable, instead we have a system with no transparency or Justice led by a

Minster who lies.Residents Against Racism are calling on the government to stop

deporting children, furthermore we are calling for an independent inquiry into

the last deportation and for those people to be brought back"

Protests are also being held in Belfast, Derry, London and Amsterdam.

For further details call:

Rosanna Flynn 087 6662060

Mark Grehan 087 7974622

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Mar 22 2005 19:06

tomorrow we're meeting up to talk about more action at dallas court reporting centre so i'll talk with people about doing something at irish tourist board.

on the good news side, a guy due to be deported to afghanistan at manchester airport today was taken off the plane just before it took off. a small victory but i thought it might cheer people up.

good luck

edit<shit, i've just realised its tomorrow as well. if we can't do it tomorrow is it still useful to do it another day?>

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Mar 22 2005 19:37
lucy82 wrote:
tomorrow we're meeting up to talk about more action at dallas court reporting centre so i'll talk with people about doing something at irish tourist board.

Where? When? grin

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Mar 22 2005 21:07

read your pm smile

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Mar 23 2005 12:09

Greetings all!!!

Hope everybody can make some noise today...

latest update....

http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=69072

Mr. T

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Mar 23 2005 14:42

Around 70 heads turned up for the Belfast protest...fairly lively and plenty of media coverage to get the truth out there....

early reports suggest up to 700 attended the Dublin protest and 10 in Amsterdam!!!

Lets keep the pressure on.....