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Should there be a dedicated protest area in the Phoenix Park,in order to avoid disruption ?


cyberianpan

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Every year there are dozens of street protests in Dublin's city centre. They tend to focus on a small number of streets/areas in the city centre (Kildare St, College Green, O'Connell St etc). These can cause significant traffic disruption, indeed as such that is part of their intent (to get attention)

Why not designate a large area in Phoenix Park for protests ? An added bonus is it would make it easier for the Garda to police & count protesters.


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viper999

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ah no the whole point is for us boggers to come up to Dublin and cause as much disrubtion as possible that is half the fun
 

Kev408

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Kinda defeats the purpose of protesting in the first place.
 

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Given the unpredictable weather, it might be even more considerate - to the protesters, and the authorities - if the protests were held on Facebook.

Perhaps cyp could even set up and host a designated protest page?
 

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Where would we protest against State licensed/designated protest venues?
 

cillian32

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Can i suggest Dollymount beach.....it doesnt get much use .
 

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This thread reminded me of a situation in Belfast a number of years back where an Orange Order member was asked why the parades could not be re-routed to avoid heavily populated Catholic/Nationalist areas?

His answer was quite simple to the effect that it was the very reason they wanted to parade in the area.

So I thnik the argument against protesting in the Phoenix Park is somewhat alike for a different reason. In addition it might be somewhat puzzling to the squirrel population and other wild life. Apart from this I suppose we will have to await the utopian dream to be realised.
 

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You have a right to protest
Just dont tell anyone and try and avoid contact with the public
 
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Well protest often is waste of time anyway .Look 1 million people in the UK in their anti war protest before the 2003 Iraq war invasion did not stop that war did it .

Also protest is sort like the two year old throwing tantrum because the family must go away from the toy shop to go home to eat .
When the government does some action and the people protest they are actually basically accepting that its a done deal and they are merly throwing a tantrum of sorts.

Protest is the least effective most abused and most used by the political illiterate population who often protest on Saturdays outside the Leinster House against the 1926 King George the 5th ROYAL OIREACHTAS 26 county Provisional Irish government when the gombeen TD's are away for the weekend and dont give flying **** there was a protest .

Yes its a right of sorts to protest where u want in public .The Phoenix park idea is flawed as later it could be the the Curragh in Kildare would be the free speech and protest zone and would require a license 6 months in advance to stage a protest there . Then they can simply make a extermination camp on the Curragh and round up the protesters for some infringement like they smoked a fag or left some litter or did a pee in public due to lack of toilet facilitates and bung them into a extermination camp and burn them up for heating fuel

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