P.O.W. PICKET , CLONDALKIN , DUBLIN , SATURDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2012 : BRIEF REPORT AND PICS.
Thirteen RSF members and supporters held a 75-minute picket on Saturday 29th September 2012 in Clondalkin , Dublin, in support of Irish Republican POW’s. The event was well received by passers-by and motorists , who beeped their car horns in support , and a three-person team distributed 100 ‘leaflet/information packs’ (comprising a total of 350 items ie 60 ‘packs’ with four items each , 30 X 3 and 10 X 2) .
Two State Special Branch men , who had been observing the proceedings from a short distance away for about 15 minutes before they approached those on the picket, spent about ten minutes recording the names and addresses of the Republicans before returning to their car where , again, they continued to observe for another twenty minutes, before driving away (probably to a local hotel for a taxpayer-funded lunch).
Apart from the unwelcome above-mentioned ‘interlude’ , the 75-minute picket achieved its objective in that the plight of Irish Republican prisoners was highlighted , with particular emphasis on Martin Corey and Marian Price.
A more complete report , with additional pictures , will be published in the October 2012 issue of ‘SAOIRSE’ , which goes to print on Wednesday 3rd October 2012.
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