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Scuffles At Mountjoy As Maura Harrington Is Jailed

category national | consumer issues | feature author Thursday March 12, 2009 12:37author by Andrew - WSM (personal capacity) Report this post to the editors

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Confrontation at Mountjoy

This evening (Wed 11th March), after the news of the 30 day sentence imposed on 55 year old Shell to Sea protester Maura Harrington filtered through, supporters converged on the gates of Mountjoy prison. By the time the van carrying Maura came into view over 30 supporters were waiting at the prison gates, matched by a similar number of Gardai.

There had already been brief scuffles earlier in the evening when a Gardai van drove up to the gates and was blocked in case this was a ruse to sneak Maura in. This time it was known Maura was in the van and most of those present blocked the road. Gardai waded into the crowd shoving people out of the way until they had managed to force the van through the protesters and into the prison beyond.

Apologies for the quality of the images, all I had with me was a camera phone

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 #   Title   Author   Date 
   solidarity     Irish citizen    Thu Mar 12, 2009 02:19 
   state oppression     Protester    Thu Mar 12, 2009 02:24 
   good turnout S2S & human rights activists     lulu    Thu Mar 12, 2009 08:02 
   Naireach!, naireach! naireach!     Treasa    Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:25 
   30 days....     environmentalist    Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:22 
   Garda     Conor. M    Thu Mar 12, 2009 14:34 
   bouleverse     fiorgael    Thu Mar 12, 2009 21:01 
   Not how I see things "fiorgael"     Seamuseen    Thu Mar 12, 2009 21:43 
   Seamuseen     .    Thu Mar 12, 2009 22:20 
 10   Jailing of Maura Harrington is an indictment of the state     Saoirse    Thu Mar 12, 2009 23:09 
 11   A STATE OF IGNORANCE     Bohemian Poet    Fri Mar 13, 2009 00:38 
 12   ode to MH     lulu    Fri Mar 13, 2009 16:42 
 13   Maura Harrington arrives at Mountjoy Jail.     Revolt Video    Mon Mar 16, 2009 08:57 
 14   Dame right its political     anon    Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:36 
 15   scandal     persimon    Tue Mar 17, 2009 17:16 
 16   Tara     Tara Tara Tara    Tue Mar 17, 2009 17:40 
 17   Correct     Fearbolg    Wed Mar 18, 2009 00:12 
 18   for persimon     lulu    Wed Mar 18, 2009 09:19 
 19   A letter sent to the papers     The Irish Times    Wed Mar 18, 2009 09:32 
 20   garda complaints     Observer    Wed Mar 18, 2009 17:31 
 21   MAURA woman of truth!!!!     margaret    Wed Mar 18, 2009 22:34 
 22   observer     Hi    Thu Mar 19, 2009 00:18 
 23   Irish Times     A.R    Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:35 
 24   Letters     MacE    Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:02 
 25   Adh mor, a Mhaire     Adelaide    Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:46 


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