Monday, June 09, 2008

Here's one I made earlier - Blue Peter rockets meet Raytheon outside Belfast Courts

In years gone by, standing with a couple of rockets outside Belfast Courts would have been enough to evacuate the area and get you arrested.

(Earlier this month, Brad Jayakody was stopped at Heathrow Terminal 5 and asked to remove his T-shirt which featured the image of a cartoon Transformer robot with a gun as an arm.)

It was a bit more Blue Peter than the usual graphic images used by the anti-abortion protesters who sometimes congregate around the courts.

While this “peaceful” process was proceeding outside, inside the Crown Court Judge Tom Burgess was directing the jury to find six men not guilty of causing an affray when they occupied the Raytheon offices in Derry back in August 2006. Reports at the time suggested that

“the Derry Anti-War Coalition had been throwing computer equipment and documents out of first floor windows.”

The trial has been adjourned. The protesters still face other charges including criminal damage at the US defence company’s offices.

There’s no way that all of that fitted on the back of a bicycle? Or is the cycle helmet protection against the risk of falling cardboard tubes?


Spider said...

Isn't this the same outfit Eamonn McCann belongs too????? I like Eamonn, theres life in the old dog, hopefully this peaceful protest will not end with this fellow here in the killing cell!!

Alan in Belfast said...

Yes ... the very same