Irish anti-war movement calls for mass protests
March 20, 2003
The Irish anti-war movement is calling for mass protests tonight against
the war on Iraq.
Workers in scores of workplaces stopped work at noon today.
Following walk-outs and lunch-time protests by thousands of workers,
students and school students today, the IAWM called for big protests in
regional city and town centres at 6.00pm tonight.
In Dublin thousands are expected at the US Embassy at 6pm tonight.
Richard Boyd Barrett, chair of the Irish Anti War Movement said, "The
complicity of the Irish Government in this murderous war through
providing facilities for the US military at Shannon airport is an
"We call on the people of Ireland to come out in their thousands at 6pm
tonight to their town centre demonstrations to show this carnage is not
being mounted in our names."