Thursday, July 15, 2010

4th day of riots in N. Ireland




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13 July 2010 - Violence broke out across many parts of Northern Ireland
as tensions simmered following Twelfth of July parades.
In Belfast a bus was hijacked by masked men who claimed to
have planted a bomb on board.
Two hijackers boarded the bus at Glencolin Walk shortly
before 4.30pm and said a device had been left on the upper deck.
They ordered the driver to take the vehicle to Woodbourne
PSNI station in the west of the city and made off towards
the nationalist Lenadoon estate.
A number of roads near the station had to be sealed off as
Army bomb experts examined the vehicle, however the
alert was declared an elaborate hoax and all roads
were re-opened several hours later.
In north Belfast two vehicles were hijacked on the
Oldpark Road. One of the cars was found on Alliance Avenue
shortly before 5.30pm and diversions had to be put in place
between Berwick Road and Etna Drive while police examined it.
Police were also attacked with paint bombs, missiles and at
least five petrol bombs as a feeder parade passed the
Ormeau Bridge area of south Belfast. Two men and a woman
have been reported to the Public Prosecution Service in
connection with disorderly behaviour and assault after
trouble flared at Botanic rail halt.
Meanwhile, in Lurgan a crowd of youths attempted
to hijack and torch the cross border Enterprise
train at a level crossing on Lake Street. All 55
passengers on board the train escaped unhurt after the
driver was able to re-start the vehicle.
A spokeswoman for the PSNI confirmed there were no
reports of any injuries or damage.
Also in Lurgan, a crowd of up to 50 youths hurled
at least seven petrol bombs and a number of stones at police
in the Kilwilkie estate, a white van was hijacked at Lake Street
and a number of petrol bombs were thrown on the Antrim Road.
Police were also called to deal with a hostile crowd
at Killyleagh Road, Armagh, where at least one vehicle
was burnt out by a large crowd.
Yesterday’s trouble followed a night of rioting
in north and west Belfast during which 27 police officers were wounded.
In Ardoyne, youths staged a rooftop protest ..
a stick, a young boy, aged around nine, pulled a
hoodie over his head to cover his face and began
shouting expletives at police.
These officers were kitted out in full riot gear,
with batons, shields and some armed with baton rounds,
but that did not extinguish the boy’s bravado in front of them.
A group of young males took up position on the roof
of commercial premises and began throwing petrol bombs,
bricks and bottles down at police, oblivious to the
fact that they were also striking members of their own community.
Police deemed their actions so serious that two officers
fired at least two baton rounds in their direction.
As the officers took aim crowds of bystanders warned
the males to watch out. When their missiles missed police
the same bystanders yelled “nearly”.
And so it became a game to the young males on the roof
who seemed to be relishing the attention from the ground.
When the water cannon was deployed they ducked, only to
jump up seconds later jeering and laughing. If the
situation had not been so dangerous it could almost
have been comical.
Older residents said they were fed up with the violence,
while younger ones loved the entertainment.
“Mum, can I stay out for another half hour, “ one asked his mother.
“Ok, just don’t get arrested,” she replied.



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Image: Rioting in Belfast

Police officers face rioters throwing Molotov cocktail and bricks in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Wednesday.

BELFAST — Rioters attacked police in Northern Ireland for the fourth straight night with children as young as 9 taking part in the mayhem, according to reports.

Molotov cocktails were hurled at officers in Belfast, Britain's Press Association

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reported on Thursday.

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Solidarity Poster for Polykarpos Georgiadis and Vaggelis Chrisohoidis (greece)

did anyone speak of a
“…A handful of capitalists
have organized a criminal gang
and have kidnapped the proletarians,
demanding for ransom
their labor force,
merchandising their human activity,
their time (which is turned into money),
their own being itself…”
to vaggelis Chrisohoidis and Polykarpos Georgiadis
who the persecuting authorities, exactly because they denied to betray values and people,
accuse them as participators in the kidnapping of industrialist Milonas
anarchists from Serres from north-greece

Anarchists solidarity protest outside Korydallos prison, the main prison in Athens, at the time of the change of the year. This protest happens every New Year's Eve for the past six years. This year more than 400 people took part in the protest that interacted with the prisoners inside through shouting mutual slogans and fireworks. The main slogan was "The passion for freedom is stronger that your prisons".
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A society that punishes/the condition of incarceration/the prison of the mind/the prison as punishment/the rage of the damned will sound on the ruins of prisons/those denying obedience and misery of our era even within its hellholes/will dance together on the ruins of every last prison/with the flame of rebellion avenging whatever creates prisons.

To the prisoners struggle already counting one dead and thousands in hunger strike across greece, we stand in solidarity and anger until the destruction of every last prison.



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1976 - 2000 Greek Anarchists Fight for Freedom

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