Two big protests are planned in Belfast on Saturday of this week against the G8 summit. Further protests will take place on Monday and Tuesday.
The leaders of the rich G8 countries will meet at a golf resort in County Fermanagh next week.
Police in Northern Ireland are preparing to arrest hundreds of people.
A six-metre high fence estimated to have cost £4 million will protect world leaders from the protesters.
David Cameron has ludicrously tried to use the publicity generated by the G8 to claim he wanted to eradicate hunger.
But his cuts have increased it—more than half a million people in Britain now use food banks to get by.
Cameron also tried to make himself look tough on corporations, saying he wanted more “transparency” in who owns them.
The visit of the G8 to Fermanagh in
At the same time the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
Hundreds of cells in Maghaberry prison have been “cleared” for protesters
So not long after parks were considered unholy on the sabbath it seems that Sunday court sessions are par for course. On top of all this there will be two US style drones hovering over the North during the time of the G8 visit and police occupying buildings in a bid to stop them being occupied.
Much like the
The PSNI and their supporters say these measures are designed to “Protect World Leaders”. The fact is
At one time Sinn Fein would have raised their concerns about such measures but they have accepted the PSNI and have prominent member Gerry Kelly sitting on the policing board.
The Stormont parties are claiming the G8 visit will bring jobs and investment into the North. On this point there is no denying they are correct. Over 3
Despite the hatchet job by the media and police there will be a number of events against the G8. On Saturday the Irish Congress of Trade Unions along with a host of other NGOs have called a big demonstration in
Sunday 16 June will see a G8 Counter Summit organised by G8 Alternative activists in
This will be followed by a protest on Monday 17 June in Enniskillen supported by the trade union movement with buses coming from across the country.
Despite the difficulties