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Some 'Dissidents' End Prison Protest.


DT123

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Forced into they were ,by the Imperialist,fascist,sectarian,bigotted,warmongering Brits............................
They decided not to leave their cells because of attacks by gangs of uneducated unionists who roamed their wings in the uniform of the NI prison service.
 

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the DUP's Paul Givan, the chairman of the assembly's justice committee, said "there will be no terrorist shrine at Roe House".
I think that's what he said!:confused:
 

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Not much defence against a power hose it has to be said.
The power washing was very effective in removing the filth from the walls and keeping disease out of the prison.

The dirty protest was very effective in cleaning the wings and keeping the filth out of the cells.
 
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It was a nihilistic and disgusting protest which demeaned the men (and women) themselves and those who had to deal with them (including the warders.....many of whom are not usually recipients of my sympathy).
The "dirty protest" has more or less been air-brushed (power-hosed? perhaps) out of Republican History because it was so unpopular with the broader nationalist community.
The British and their allies in unionism had been telling the world about IRA being sub-human etc......and frankly the IRA prisoners on dirty protest facilitated rather than challenged it.
The war.....and frankly the IRA was totally defeated in the late 1970s......was fought in the prisons but the dirty protest was a lost and humiliating battle.
The hunger strikes on the other hand......
 

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It was a nihilistic and disgusting protest which demeaned the men (and women) themselves and those who had to deal with them (including the warders.....many of whom are not usually recipients of my sympathy).
The "dirty protest" has more or less been air-brushed (power-hosed? perhaps) out of Republican History because it was so unpopular with the broader nationalist community.
The British and their allies in unionism had been telling the world about IRA being sub-human etc......and frankly the IRA prisoners on dirty protest facilitated rather than challenged it.
The war.....and frankly the IRA was totally defeated in the late 1970s......was fought in the prisons but the dirty protest was a lost and humiliating battle.
The hunger strikes on the other hand......

Far from being airbrushed out of Irish history the dirty protest is mentioned in every book and documentary along with the hunger strike.


It is worth noting that among the scores of unionist convicts who went into prison ludicrously claiming their only crime was loyalty, only four had the guts to go on the blanket.
 

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I hold no brief for loyalist prisoners. But its hardly guts to spread excrement and menstrual blood on walls of a cell. Basically its wallowing in filth.
Perhaps if Long Kesh gets its museum, a select group of ex-prisoners will be invited to provide some authenticity to the project.....by replicating the dirty protest.
More likely....they wont.
Like I say....not the IRAs finest hour and dont they know it?
 

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It was a nihilistic and disgusting protest which demeaned the men (and women) themselves and those who had to deal with them (including the warders.....many of whom are not usually recipients of my sympathy).
The "dirty protest" has more or less been air-brushed (power-hosed? perhaps) out of Republican History because it was so unpopular with the broader nationalist community.
The British and their allies in unionism had been telling the world about IRA being sub-human etc......and frankly the IRA prisoners on dirty protest facilitated rather than challenged it.
The war.....and frankly the IRA was totally defeated in the late 1970s......was fought in the prisons but the dirty protest was a lost and humiliating battle.
The hunger strikes on the other hand......
"Dirty protest" was a convenient term used by Republican prisoners to excuse themselves from having to take their pottys to the lavatory and slop out like eveyone else. It was an act of laziness, pure and simple. The logic being "Why flush your poo-poo down the toilet, when you can spread it all over the walls with your own bare hands and live like a ****ing animal"?

That sort of behaviour harks back the Ireland of old, when the Irish were uncivilised savages who didn't use toilets because there were none. They didn't have an excuse in 1981, and they don't have one now.

STOP RUBBING YOUR SH1T ON THE WALLS. IT'S DISGUSTING!!!
 

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"Dirty protest" was a convenient term used by Republican prisoners to excuse themselves from having to take their pottys to the lavatory and slop out like eveyone else. It was an act of laziness, pure and simple. The logic being "Why flush your poo-poo down the toilet, when you can spread it all over the walls with your own bare hands and live like a ****ing animal"?

That sort of behaviour harks back the Ireland of old, when the Irish were uncivilised savages who didn't use toilets because there were none. They didn't have an excuse in 1981, and they don't have one now.

STOP RUBBING YOUR SH1T ON THE WALLS. IT'S DISGUSTING!!!
"The Dirty Protest was just lazy prisoners????"
And this is a political website??
 

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"The Dirty Protest was just lazy prisoners????"
And this is a political website??
Of course it was just lazy prisoners.

And when they went on hunger strike, that was just extreme dieting gone wrong.
 

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I hold no brief for loyalist prisoners.
Me either. And neither did the demagogue unionist politcans who motivated them. Unionists prisoners were conforming convicts who gained political status on the backs of protesting RPOW. Truth be told, most of the prods in jail would have ended up there anyway.
 
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Tommythesash

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That sort of behaviour harks back the Ireland of old, when the Irish were uncivilised savages

Sure you don't have to hark back to medieval times for examples of uncivilised Irish savages, Paddy. Look no further than the uncivilsed Irish born Shankill Butchers.
 

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I was always pleased to learn of yet more Republicans on a 'dirty protest'. Always felt it was quite apt and such an easy image for the rest of the world to link Irish Republicanism with.
 
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