Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Solidarity Protest to mark Anti Internment Anniversary

August 9th marks the 41st anniversary of internment, a policy of mass imprisonment without trail which was last introduced offically in Ireland by the British Government back in 1971.  To mark the occasion, activists in Derry will highlight the continued internment of Marian Price and Martin Corey, who are still being held without trial in prison.  

Today as in 1971, anarchists across Ireland actively oppose all government policy of 'selective' or 'mass' internment just as we oppose all forms of state repression. For ourselves, an attack on any individual is an attack on the whole of our class which undermines the rights and conditions of all. 

As anarchists we believe that sooner or later it will be the workers’ movement itself that will come under attack if we dont't make a stand now, which why we must oppose the continued internment of Marian Price, Martin Corey and the continuing brutal treatment of republican prisoners in Maghaberry.

Tomorrow, Thursday August 9th in Derry, activists will hold a protest and street theatre event at Bishop Street Court House, Derry at 9.30am.  The event itself has been organised by Prisons Crisis Group who have asked everyone to attend and to how solidarity with the continued imprisonment of Marian Price and Martin Corey.