Later our christian anarchist crew attempted a nonviolent intervention on the Presidential convoy http://www.indymedia.ie/article/87990
Eamonn McCann of the recently acquitted Raytheon 9 www.raytheon9.org addressed the crowd outside Belfast Town Hall.
An excellent 7 minute speech worth a listen here…….
McCann, from Derry, was one of the civil rights organisers of the ’60’s. He would have helped organise the 1972 nonviolent civil rights march inthat was attacked by British paras leaving 13 unarmed protesters dead. That day is now known as “ “. The violent state and death squad crushing of the civil rights movement led to 30 years of war in the north of Ireland. Scenes of that day are included in the following clip from the anarcho-punk along with their desire for an “Alternatve Ulster”.
Check out the 4 minute clip
Derry is presently the home of a Raytheon plant (the 4th. largest arms company in the world). Raytheon was opened by Nobel Peace Prize winners Trimble and Hume. It was brought to Derry as part of the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Go figure? Bush was in Stormont promising both Republican and Unionist politicians further such U.S. investment.