Students to protest against gardai



F.U.B.A.R

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Would be nice to see a few of the thugs who dished out the violence last time, have their ass's kicked tonight. :rolleyes:
 

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Would be nice to see a few of the thugs who dished out the violence last time, have their ass's kicked tonight. :rolleyes:
If there is violence, it will interfere with the right to peaceful protest. Anyone who is involved with anything other than peaceful protest is making it very difficult for others to come along and protest. Quite apart from the rights and wrongs of violence (I'm on the 'it's wrong in this circumstance" side and that violence against Gards is particularly serious), from a strategic point of view, violence is about the worst thing that could happen.

It will create a climate of fear so that peaceful people who want to resist what the government are doing, won't protest for fear of getting caught up in violence. That is precisely what the Gards were doing at the USI protest and anyone who is protesting who engages in violence is no different than the thugs among the Gardai that day.

If you want to maximise the number of people protesting, which is certainly what I want, the protests must remain peaceful.
 

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Would be nice to see a few of the thugs who dished out the violence last time, have their ass's kicked tonight. :rolleyes:
What is that supposed to mean?
 

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Would be nice to see a few of the thugs who dished out the violence last time, have their ass's kicked tonight. :rolleyes:
That would be the wrong route to follow, if you attack Guards you're going to take a hiding, however a dignified "funeral" for the honour of the Civic Guards might be in order
 

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The intention, F.U.B.A.R, is to go along and hold a peaceful dignified march to highlight the excessive use of force by the Guards against peaceful protests be it last weeks, the rossport protests, or MayDay 2002.
 

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From looking at the videos on youtube of the student protest last week I hope the Garda don't use violence tonight.
 

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Glad to see the dozy brats finally wake up and smell the coffee.
They've come a long way in 18 months since hundreds of them cheered Ahern wildly in UCD, oblivious that the moron they were cheering had almost single handedly destroyed their future prospects.


Best of luck to them tonight.
Hope they are loud, boisterous and angry without being violent.
A lot of cops are just rowdy bogmen bullies who love to dish it out so it doesnt matter how tough or even brave you are, these boys will gladly crack your skull open if you give them the opening to even semi legitimately do so.
Many of them even still have a pre corporal punishment era mindset that youngsters need a few slaps to keep them in check.
 

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The intention, F.U.B.A.R, is to go along and hold a peaceful dignified march to highlight the excessive use of force by the Guards against peaceful protests be it last weeks, the rossport protests, or MayDay 2002.
I am well aware of what is planned tonight and what its intents are, which i respect. Im just so angered by the action of the gardai, would be nice to see how they like it, if the shoe was on the other foot so to speak. Hope they manage to keep their heads this time (the gardai that is!!).
 

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They're calling for no political banners which is a good start. The absence of political banners will open it up to more people. Protests will grow and become more effective if they are non-political and populated by all economic and social backgrounds, young to elderly.
 

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That would be the wrong route to follow, if you attack Guards you're going to take a hiding, however a dignified "funeral" for the honour of the Civic Guards might be in order
I accept its wrong to attack gaurds. However, if i was sat down peacefully like most the students were the last day and got a baton over the head for nowt, that to me who constitute self defence for me to get up and plant my attacker, which i assure you i would do regardless of any consequences.
 

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I am well aware of what is planned tonight and what its intents are, which i respect. Im just so angered by the action of the gardai, would be nice to see how they like it, if the shoe was on the other foot so to speak. Hope they manage to keep their heads this time (the gardai that is!!).
:oops: Sorry I thought you were blaming students for last wednesday, I see that's not the case.
 

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The intention, F.U.B.A.R, is to go along and hold a peaceful dignified march to highlight the excessive use of force by the Guards against peaceful protests be it last weeks, the rossport protests, or MayDay 2002.

Translation.........Eirigi and Republican Socialists (and other "peaceful and dignified" types)will be hijacking this one also......and if there is any violence then it will be laid at the door of those dastardly Gardaí.
 

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Best of luck to them tonight.
Hope they are loud, boisterous and angry without being violent.
A lot of cops are just rowdy bogmen bullies who love to dish it out so it doesnt matter how tough or even brave you are, these boys will gladly crack your skull open if you give them the opening to even semi legitimately do so.
Many of them even still have a pre corporal punishment era mindset that youngsters need a few slaps to keep them in check.
+1
Hopefully they have invited international media to the protest. Let's see what AGS think of being filmed battering students by say ZDF ;)
 

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Maybe the students could embarras the guards by asking them to write out parking tickets for all their illegally parked PRIVATE cars on Pearse Street.
 

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Translation.........Eirigi and Republican Socialists (and other "peaceful and dignified" types)will be hijacking this one also......and if there is any violence then it will be laid at the door of those dastardly Gardaí.
Lets hope there are large numbers tonight, making lots of noise, and that it goes off peacefully. My fear is troublemakers can hide neat the darkness this time. Im offering my support this time.
 

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Maybe the students could embarras the guards by asking them to write out parking tickets for all their illegally parked PRIVATE cars on Pearse Street.
Hah. They use the Garda only spaces outside the station for their own cars and then leave the squads and unmarked cars scattered everywhere else. They do the same on Harcourt and Hatch Streets. The spaces outside DHQ is all private cars with the detectives cars taking up (unpaid) pay and display spots all over the place. It's almost impossible to get a parking spot near the area during the day.
 


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