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Ó Snodaigh - 174 elected representatives endorse Shannon Peace Camp

21 January, 2003

successive generations of Irish people fought for independence was so that we would no longer be embroiled in Britain's imperial wars. Now an Irish Government seeks to embroil us in the new imperialism as represented by the drive to war by the US and British governments. As republicans, we will redouble our demands for the immediate cessation of overflights and landings of foreign military aircraft en route to war, and for the Dáil to debate this very serious issue as a matter of urgency.

"Sinn Féin has formally joined the Irish anti-war effort, and we will continue to support the building of a popular mass mobilisation against the Government's complicity in war preparations. We firmly believe that this Government must be held accountable for its actions. Sinn Féin will leave them in no doubt that they are not acting in the peoples name or interests by allowing Shannon Airport to be used as a staging post to an unjust war."

Deputy Ó Snodaigh concluded by saying "we were encouraged by the large turnout for the protest last Saturday in Shannon and especially the massive protests that took place around the globe and in the US itself. The protests in the US put pay to some of the more mischievous comments that have sought to define the anti-war movement as anti-American." ENDS

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