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Anti-Bush Anti Imperialism Raised Loud and Clear in Belfast

17 June, 2008

Ogra Shinn Fein mobilized activists from across Ireland for yesterday's protest against US Imperialism at Belfast City Hall. The protest was called in response to George Bush visiting the city.

Over 100 Republican activists including Sinn Fein MLA's and councillors marched with banners and posters from the party's Sevastopol Street Office to join the joint protest at Belfast City Hall.

The Sinn Fein Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness also met with George Bush, and raised Sinn Fein's objections and concerns over the ongoing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Speaking at the protest, National Organiser of Ogra Shinn Fein, Barry McColgan said,

"A loud and clear message was sent out to George Bush and the world that Ireland rejects Imperialism. Ogra Shinn Fein called for Imperialists out of Iraq and Afghanistan, but also out of our own country."

"Hundreds of people mobilized today demonstrating their anger at US foreign policy but also in strong solidarity with peoples' brutally oppressed by US tyranny."

"The protest and demands we vocally aired today, must continue to be highlighted in Ireland and across the world to resonate and put pressure on the incoming US President to end these unpopular, murderous and illegal occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan."

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