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Anti Loyalists Riot in Dublin

This is what the youth of Dublin think of Loyalists.

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by fuz

submitted March 1st 2006

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Erin go braugh!

What were these protests about? I don't think they were over a couple of cartoons printed in some Danish newspaper...
12 years ago
Funny little leprechauns
12 years ago
Those protesters could have easily run amuck. The police were waaay outnumbered. Tis scarey to see how fucked up mobs can get when police lose control.
12 years ago
What are they protesting, a new orange lucky charm?
12 years ago
Quick question, do riot police carry guns?
12 years ago
Quick answer- I don't know.
12 years ago
no monkeyfuck they are fighting for the right to have 1 ireland under its own rule.Some of it is about religion ,but mostly about a sovereign state without the british.Why they(the brits dont leave is beyond me(they left hong kong).The scottish and the irish should join together and free themselfs from british rule.
12 years ago
boy... yak and i sure timed our moving there really well...
12 years ago
Make sure and kiss the blarney stone for good luck, Deja. Don't believe anyone if they tell you that there's piss all over it.
12 years ago
Well for a start Hong Kong was a 100 year lease from the Chinese so that is a fairly crap example.

As far as I recall this was against Loyalists protesting in Dublin of all places against the British reliquishing control over Northern Ireland.
12 years ago
I gotta say though given the bloodshed seen over the issue, this was rather tame in comparison and the police seemed to be doing enough to keep control of the situation without stirring it up too much. Then as usual, the people who are just there solely to cause trouble take over and decide to destroy private property for kicks not to send any sort of message.

I don't think the regular or riot police force in Ireland carry guns.
12 years ago
personally being form northern ireland im a bit 1 sided here
' but this all started over a march concerning people from both sides of the border being killed in the troubles both protestant and catholic. its a bit fucked up but hey thats life ive had to live with it for 21 years and it isnt gona stop any time soon

and to answer the question the police in the north are armed to the teeth , they use modded nade launchers to fire plastic bullets (and they hurt!)
12 years ago
the irish were told to fight in the world war then were told they would get their soverign state. never happened. the british flooded ireland with protestants so the voting would not be one sided. give the irish their FREEEEEDOM!
12 years ago
Pure and simple, the youth of Dublin didnt want Brits marching down Oconnel st especially Loyalists for the UVF and UDA who have kill hundreds of chatolics and call us all finian bastards and who cause trouble marching thru chatolic(irish) areas up the north. A few junkies runied the protest by robing shops but that was only a tiny minority.
12 years ago
Riot police don't carry guns cause they just want to break up the crowd and not kill them. Although, if I was a cop in there I would've killed many of the little fucks with a baton.

And I think Ireland might be one of those crazy gun-free nations, silly geese.
12 years ago
By the way that was last saturday.
12 years ago
this is how my friend from just north of dublin explained it to me "Yep the riots were mental. Basically a load of orange men from the North decided for some strange reason to protest in Dublin and some people used it as an excuse to riot. It wasn't an IRA or Sinn Fein thing - just idiots with nothing better to do."
12 years ago
It was a great chance to get back at the GARDA SCUM for all the times they've been harassed and beaten up and brought to court for nothing but i think they should have waited untill the Brits got onto the main st then boxed them in an slautherd them.
12 years ago
narco- thanks for the clarification. Didn't Australia have a vote in recent history to get out from under the crown and ended up staying with England?
12 years ago
Just in case people dont know England only occupies a small part of the north of Ireland Dublin is in the south an is the capital. You would be surprised the amount of people who think the whole of Ireland is occupied.
12 years ago
irealnd had never been an independant place, the british had always since the start of time ran and controlled ireland, just as much as england is british. its only because some irish there want the country to be all catholic and what not, but many in not most in northern ireland and a lot in ireland don't want to be ruled by catholics. and since it has never been their's, always part of britain, even ireland, there is no reason why we should give them something thast not theirs, ecspecially since most people in northern ireland are protestant and don't want to be run by catholics, they want to be part of britain. the british used to have the whole of ireland, not because they took it over, but because its just always been part of it, they gave ireland to the people that wanted to be independant, which i think was pretty generous, but now they want the whole thing, its never been theirs, and most people in northern ireland don't want to be part of them. and anyway, with all the violence and bombs in the past years, should we really give into their violence and greed. we gave places like hong kong and india back, because one it was part of the british empire, what the british took over, and two they 'peacefully' demonstrted that they all wanted indepence. in this case with ireland, they have not been peaceful, it was never theirs in the first place, even ireland, we had already generously allowed them ireland, most if not nearly all in northern ireland want to be part of britain, have british support and be protestant. free scotland?! what? the scots wanted to be part of britain, why not... same with places like australia etc...
12 years ago
You havnt got a fucking clue you asshole look up what your writing before you say it .Ireland belonged to the Irish before the british came to colinise it sorry. Yeh the brits gave Ireland to the Irish out of the good of their health, nothing to do with them being bombed and shot?? And the Brits treated the Irish like shit when they where in power you fool thats why we faught back. A clear excample is the Irish famine in the 1840's where over million died an over two million emegrated, why do you think there so many Irish in the US. And what were the Brits doing while we starved, exporting any food that was left out of the country. When the queen of England at the time was asked what should they do for the Irish she famously said "If the irish have no potatoes let them eat cake" .
12 years ago
And even up the north to a few years ago chatolics where treated like shit thats why they faught back you english twat. Nothing to do with being prodestant or chatolic, thats just how you tell who is irish and english. Do you really think it all in the name of jesus you ignorant cunt.
12 years ago
Im not very up on my history or nothern politics but im sure some1 here can explain it properly to this english twat.
12 years ago
Marches are part of their religious beliefs and they have a right to their religion. In the 1920's 23% of the south of ireland was 'other' than catholic, now it's 2%. Thats called ethnic cleansing. The deal was let the catholics have the south, 90% the land mass and the rest have the north, now they want it all. When the brits came to ireland it was populated by mud shacks and people covered in filth. Watch monty pythons ' the life of brian ' what have the romans ever done for us Lol.
12 years ago
learn something useful, true and unbiased you gay IRA fuck!
then read what i said carefully with your gay fucking cunts of eyes...
12 years ago
Get back to sucking packy/afro carabean/indian or whatever cock your sucking over in that multiculturel sesspit you call Britian. You got fucked out of nearly every country you colinised so yous hung on to nothern ireland just to show abit of face like you wernt totaly beaten. Bet you wished you handed it over when you had the chance now. Whats the government expenditure for four little counties,5billion or something, laughed at.
12 years ago
The irish should stop drinking so much, maybe enter a 12-step program. They wouldn't be so angry if they weren't drunk all the time.
12 years ago
Inter- you mean besides introducing us to the culinary delight of wolf nipples?
12 years ago
yak, you an' Deja aren't Canuks anymore?!? huh? wtf...etc...
12 years ago
...or does that sorta' thing stay on your permanent record?
12 years ago
If you looked at the drinking culture of the under 30yr olds in europe you'll find the Irish are way down the list of the heavyist drinkers just look at what happens in any major city in the UK on a saturday night. And the shack thing was stupid, we had castles an forts like most countrys back then when the english came.
12 years ago
heh heh heh... fuz said "the english came."
12 years ago
Pain in my bollox replying so whatever i think the IRA are scum nowadays.
12 years ago
shep... we're still canadians... we're just going there for a year to travel and stuff :P
12 years ago
Man, they need to bring in some South Korean riot police. Those guys know how to get the job done.
12 years ago
The English are the worst drinkers that I can attest to. The only time I have ever seriously feared for my life was one night in Vienna a few hours before England was to play Austria and I happened to wander up the wrong street where all the poms were getting pissed up, demonstrating that a large number of them go overseas to matches to drink and cause trouble, not enjoy the match. Anyway I got to the end ok. The Irish have got their shit together mostly, why else would they be called the European Tiger?

The Australians had a referendum and blew it (The Queen personally could give two hoots whether we become independent, we are part of them in name only). Basically there were too many old bastard monarchists along with a few of their young conservative spawn who marched all over the self-divided Republicans in a vote. That chance will never come back for a long time.

My understanding is that the British exploited the Irish for all their worth and treated them worse than shit on their shoes. Forgive me if I'm wrong (please do) but Northern Ireland was set up as a protestant enclave no? Secession has not happened yet because protestants outnumbered catholics but possibly thanks to religion (see Monty Python's Meaning of Life (another MP reference in so few days here)) the catholics have outbred the protestants and its scares them that they could win the vote so easily.

And for fuck's sake get it right: Hong Kong was a 100 year lease. The Chinese desperately wanted it back and had all the cards up its sleave including turning on the refugee tap and/or sending over the military (which it did do once). All that could be done by the British was to negotiate terms of handover. It was not some sort of heartfelt gesture. In fact most people in Hong Kong felt betrayed by the British leaving and not trying to secure its independence instead. Quote: "I might not like them but I trust those bastards in London more than those bastards in Beijing".
12 years ago
here is a link for some good reading for you to get your facts right
http://www.irsm.org/history/beyondthepale.html#nine
12 years ago
you've got a point chair, we english don't give a fuck about aussie. but i can drink without the need for a fight, and i fucking hate football too.
12 years ago
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