Adams welcomes Jobstown trial verdict
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has welcomed the not guilty verdict in the trial of the Jobstown protesters.
Speaking from Belfast, Teachta Adams said;
“The verdict is victory for the right to protest. The charge of false imprisonment was clearly trumped up. There were charges with an obvious political purpose - to demonise water charges protesters.
“The right to protest is a democratic and hard won right. It cannot be brushed aside or diluted to suit a political agenda.
“This is good news for everybody who holds that right dear. I want to send my good wishes to the protesters and their families.”