PSG activist assaulted, pepper sprayed, arrested for postering

The piece below is slightly adapted/edited from a piece that originally appeared on the Cork-based Prisoner Solidarity Group site on Friday (Dec 14), here:

On Thursday (13th) at 11.45pm, two members of the Prisoner Solidarity Group were stopped by gardaí on Bandon Road while out putting up posters for Saturday’s event in support of republican prisoners.  One of the PSGers was assaulted and pepper sprayed, leg swept to the ground and held in a headlock.  At this point a passer-by approached and said “I’m a paramedic, take it easy lads”; he was ignored by the guards.

One PSG activist was arrested and taken to the Bridewell and told he was being charged with a public order offence and assault and released a short time later.  It is quite clear that the forces of the state are intent on silencing political activists in Cork who campaign for republican prisoners.Beir bua!

Posted on December 15, 2012, in 21st century republicanism and socialism, Democratic rights - general, Irish politics today, Prisoners - current, Repression and resistance in the six counties today, six counties, twenty-six counties. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on PSG activist assaulted, pepper sprayed, arrested for postering.

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