Posts Tagged ‘Tony Blair’

4th September 2010, Dublin.

I arrived outside Easons a little before 9.00am. There was a line of Blair worshippers, about 200 – 300 of them, lined up outside the side entrance. I ignored them, life’s too short…

The gardaí were setting up barriers as I arrived, fencing off all entry into Easons. I recognised many of them. I exchanged pleasantries with the pleasant ones and glared back at the glaring ones. Folks who were not happy that a war criminal scumbag was in the country began to arrive. I chatted with many old friends as we waited.

When the criminal eventually arrived, in a D reg grey BMW, the festivities really kicked off. Eggs, plastic bottles, placards, shoes and boots were launched as the greying criminal walked into the shop. The spin merchants have been at it already. They’ve condemned the missile launchers for endangering the innocents who went to buy books and have them signed by Blair. This is a fabrication of course, Blair went in the front door and the autograph hunters went in the side entrance.

Some scuffles, small at first, broke out between us and the gardaí, once Blair was safely inside. The first arrest occurred at this time. These small scuffles were to mark the way things were to go for about the first hour or so. The gardaí, in fairness to the most of them, used their retractable batons sparingly, even though most were displaying them, flicking them into the extended weapon to give warning or challenge. An hour or so after Blair arrived, things got more serious, after another arrest. The Public Order Unit, a bunch of armoured gimps, wearing no identification, had put prisoners into a paddy wagon. As they attempted to move it, folks began to sit on the road, blocking it, including a wheelchair user. These folks, including the gentleman in the wheelchair, were dragged aside without any consideration as to their health, safety or rights. Things got ugly then. Getting the prisoners away in this particular vehicle had to be abandoned. The Public Order Unit transferred their captives from the back of the vehicle and into another, which was then driven away, being kicked and battered by activists.

After this, things mostly quieted down, and we waited for the criminal to leave his third floor sanctuary in Easons. He was eventually whisked back into his waiting beamer by his personal security and members of the Special Branch, to cries of “scumbag,” “war criminal,” “dirty bastard,” and other appropriate epitaphs.

It was most likely figured that Ireland would be the best place to start launching Blair’s work of egregious fiction, due to his alleged work in the peace process in Northern Ireland. That was a mistake. Blair has started his project with an international incident, that spells out in no uncertain terms that his presence only warrants an arrest. He will not and he should no be tolerated anywhere he goes.

Activist and member of IPSC (Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign), Kate O’Sullivan, infiltrated the literal ring of steel surrounding Easons, to place the war criminal under arrest. The intrepid activist got to look Blair in the eyes and tell him that he was under arrest, before being grabbed and detained by the minions of Blair and the State. Way to go Kate!

Another Activist, this time from the GAAW (Galway Alliance Against  War), I think it was Niall Farrell, also made it into Easons, but was detected and turfed out as a “security risk.” Unlucky Niall. Excellent attempt nonetheless.

There was rather a poor turnout, only around 200 or so. The rain didn’t help. But numbers aren’t everything. Blair’s just discovered another place that won’t tolerate him!

Autograph hunters await the war criminal

Gardaí investigate a potential sniper platform

Elaine shoots Blair between two poles - with a camera 😦

Many thanks to Elaine O’Sullivan for allowing me to use some of her pictures

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