Tactics for Peaceful Protest

vanla sighs

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If there is a protest, the lads who sell the flags and headbands for Croke park games should make and sell ones of green white and orange. Get our own colour revolution going as was suggested in other threads on this site.... also if all the protestors bought them, it could stimulate the economy!
Think FF have already hijacked those colours but we could always reclaim them I guess.
 


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Think FF have already hijacked those colours but we could always reclaim them I guess.
Wear black, just like going to a funeral. A funeral of the Republic.
 

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we've all seen how the gaurds treat peaceful protests lately,so whats the tactic when they decide to lay into people?..they won't allow it to stay peaceful
 

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we've all seen how the gaurds treat peaceful protests lately,so whats the tactic when they decide to lay into people?..they won't allow it to stay peaceful
Dont worry about the Gardai. There are only 14,000 of them.
 

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we've all seen how the gaurds treat peaceful protests lately,so whats the tactic when they decide to lay into people?..they won't allow it to stay peaceful
Protestests should be 'sit down' - so that any elements trying to derail them are easily identifiable.
Protestors should wear all white.
If innocent blood is shed it must be seen by the world.
 

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Dont worry about the Gardai. There are only 14,000 of them.
don't forget about the rumours of the army being trained to deal with civil disobedience as well,could get really ugly..I'll be there anyway,hope theres good numbers
 

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Organize a full blockade of the Dail, letting nobody in or out, until the government steps down and those complicit in this robbery are turned in to the Gardai.

Organize a parallel blockade/occupation of Dublin airport until the same end is achieved.

Take a leaf from the books of the Thai and Icelandic protesters.

In order for this to work, fund raising needs to take place.

Among the resources necessary will be food/water for protesters, porta-loos, legal representation, gas masks & first aid volunteers.

The blockades could coincide with an all-out national strike.

We need to bring the country to a grinding halt and make governance by the current shower impossible.

It is time to get up off our knees and reclaim our sovereignty.

YouTube - Massive demonstration outside parliament in Iceland october 4th 2010
Great idea and I would be prepared to be involved but this has to be the first step to creating a new republic. It is no longer enough just to have a GE.
 

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we've all seen how the gaurds treat peaceful protests lately,so whats the tactic when they decide to lay into people?..they won't allow it to stay peaceful
If you are attacked, no matter by whom, you have the right to defend yourself. If the Gardai want to go down that route so be it.
 

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Stupid question here, but does the President have any power to dissolve the Dail without being asked to do so by the Taoiseach? If the President realises that the government has lost the confidence of the people, can she simply say enough is enough. I assume she can't unfortunately.
 

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Stupid question here, but does the President have any power to dissolve the Dail without being asked to do so by the Taoiseach? If the President realises that the government has lost the confidence of the people, can she simply say enough is enough. I assume she can't unfortunately.
Not a stupid question at all but there's been discussion here before about it and the answer is, as you suspect, no.
 

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Removing the FF government is pointless.
Any replacement government would still have to obey the IMF, implement austerity measures and negotiate our way out of debt with the bondholders.
The majority of people in this country are sensible enough to know this.
Wannabe revolutionaries will only be in the hundreds at most and if they try violence they will rightfully be sent packing with their tails between their legs.
 

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Removing the FF government is pointless.
Any replacement government would still have to obey the IMF, implement austerity measures and negotiate our way out of debt with the bondholders.
I don't trust Kenny or Gilmore to be able to do that.
The majority of people in this country are sensible enough to know this.
Wannabe revolutionaries will only be in the hundreds at most and if they try violence they will rightfully be sent packing with their tails between their legs.
 

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Removing the FF government is pointless.
Any replacement government would still have to obey the IMF, implement austerity measures and negotiate our way out of debt with the bondholders.
The majority of people in this country are sensible enough to know this.
Wannabe revolutionaries will only be in the hundreds at most and if they try violence they will rightfully be sent packing with their tails between their legs.
I agree that the opposition wont be able to change much, but why on earth should the current government be allowed to continue on the gravy train after what they did just because the others may not be any better.

And if you think only a few hundred people want rid of the government by peaceful means, then you are sorely mistaken. The problem is that there is no organisation or person to organise the people into a coherent protest.
 

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I agree that the opposition wont be able to change much, but why on earth should the current government be allowed to continue on the gravy train after what they did just because the others may not be any better.

And if you think only a few hundred people want rid of the government by peaceful means, then you are sorely mistaken. The problem is that there is no organisation or person to organise the people into a coherent protest.
Removing FF will mean that FG and Labour will get on board the gravy train.
If SF got in power they would just be just the same too.
The protests would be a non-starter and entirely incoherent.
Any government we have will be told point blank - you will implement austerity measures or else you will get no money.
If we don't like it, they will tell us to feck off and they will leave Ireland to rot.
Money talks and bullsh1t walks.
 

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Removing FF will mean that FG and Labour will get on board the gravy train.
If SF got in power they would just be just the same too.
The protests would be a non-starter and entirely incoherent.
Any government we have will be told point blank - you will implement austerity measures or else you will get no money.
If we don't like it, they will tell us to feck off and they will leave Ireland to rot.
Money talks and bullsh1t walks.
So you think FF should be left in power indefinitely. sure why not make them a permanent government as a reward for the great job they have done.

If you KNOW someone is incapable of a job from experience do you just leave them there and not give anyone else a go? That is some outlook on life you have.
 

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Any replacement government would still have to obey the IMF, implement austerity measures and negotiate our way out of debt with the bondholders.
The majority of people in this country are sensible enough to know this.
You are probably correct. The majority of people know this. However, the majority of people are also sensible enough to know that the current regime should be turfed out now. The longer they cling to power, the greater the likelihood of the normally passive Irish people being pushed to a tipping point, in a manner we have not witnessed in generations.
 


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