Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Riot squad vs children, Bluebell, October 8th

This video from "Balbriggan and surrounding areas against austerity" shows local children sitting down in front of the riot squad in Bluebell (west Dublin). Solidarity Times writes

"Garda arrived after James Reilly, the ex Minister for Health was 'trapped' in Bluebell due to kids slow marching in front of the car chanting "James Reilly in Your Ivory tower this is called children's power".

The protest ended a short while ago after the "public order ran at the kids and terrified them and pushed some of us around .. They lined the road so the car could reverse out" Reilly is now the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, looks like he is doing a worse job of that then he did in health and thats saying something!"

This video from Veron Skvortsova shows the riot squad charging the children in order to allow Reilly to drive away.

In Homage to Catalonia, George Orwell wrote

"When I see an actual flesh-and-blood worker in conflict with his natural enemy, the policeman, I do not have to ask myself which side I am on."

... and when we see actual flesh-and-blood children in conflict with the riot squad? On behalf of the Minister for Children?