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UPROAR AS GARDAI PHOTOGRAPH PROTESTERS BURNING HOUSEHOLD CHARGE LETTERS | Donegal Daily http://t.co/IMuixlTc
The garda in Gweedore have better things to be spending their time with in Gweedore!! Sure the gardai are now just another branch of revenue collectors!!
So fed up with these eejits an embarrassment is what they are
Sounds like an attempt to intimidate the public to me!
Does this not violate some litter law?
I didn’t or won’t pay the charge but Micheal Cholm doesn’t represent me with his attitude of burning letters.
each protester must have brought 10 letters each. seeing as there only was about 4 of them. What a joke. Maybe they should go back to throwing eggs and intimidating students at Milford School
Yet these same people have nothing to say when a Garda is being videoed down the town on a Saturday night,legitimately doing his job! Not so nice when the shoe is on the other foot!!!!
A joke protest. What a bunch of eejits.
That`s where all the Gardai were, It took over a hour for a second Garda to arrive at the Bus smash this morning in Moville, and how can Gardai take Photographs, when they stop others. At the scene of the Bus smash a Local was taking Photos and the Garda instructed him to stop and erase the Photos he had taken. The Garda then attempted to stop a Press Photographer from taking Photos but they were having none of it and they continued.
There should be protests outside every Government Politician`s office, Recapitalised Bank`s HQ, and Ahern and Cowans Houses 24/7. They might take a more fairer path than this Austerity Road we are on now.
I am sure the symbolism of letterburning is not lost on the protesters. The gauntlet has been thrown down Luther burned the papal bull as a final act of defiance.Edna o Brien’s book was burned so was the British embassy .Republicans during the war of independence and civil war had a proclivity to burn.Burning your boat is a statement of intent.Could we have an auto de fe in Gweedore to punish the witches who have already payed the household charge.
Not a great protest. Looks like the same people at both ends of the banner. I don’t think this constitutes “Uproar”, More like “Let’s pretend we’re being victimised by Gardai to make up for the fact that we have a protest with no support whatsoever.”
Sounds like a correct analysis..
You have a right to protest, but what about the pollution you caused by burning paper. I thought there was a fine for burning rubbish (as you so call these letters) in public.
It is illegal to burn rubbish
If Micheal MacGiolla Easbuig is outraged that Gardai were photographing protesters then he knows what to do next time he doesn’t want the Gardai taking photos, don’t protest its that simple.
If as he says “We have every right to protest in a peaceful manner” Then the Gardai have every right to photograph the protesters.
After all who is going to clean up the mess they left behind? Fines in the post for littering in the street and if the protesters want to burn the fine letter then they can go to court!
If one protests in public then the authorities have every right to watch to make notes when these tax invaders break the law.
Where are these protesters getting all the money to drive around the country? The tax man wants to look at the photos and take more photos tomorrow when they protest in Letterkenny to see if they are declaring all their taxes.
Micheal MacGiolla Easbuig complains about anti-social behaviour in the Kincasslagh, Keadue and Belcruit area of the Rosses and wants the Guards to do something about it.
I’m sure they will help now alright when the “Can’t Pay Won’t Pay” group complains to Deputy Pringle. You can have it boths ways.
A bit silly complaining bout gardai photographin them when they are on donegal daily for all the world too see. Bloody idiots
And there you have it. Some people are trying to make a difference by protesting and what do they get? Attacked by posters on this site.
Enda and Angela must be laughing their heads off at the irish sheeple ripping each other apart.
50% didnt pay the charge.
Most of the rest didnt want to pay it and were frightened into paying it.
The cant pay wont pay IS the overwhelming majority of donegal people whether we get out there with them or not.
I can’t really believe some of the comments here. These protesters didn’t burn any cars or Dinny McGinley’s office …like what would happen in Greece or any other greece. To be photographed protesting is an intimidation tactic by the Gardai – simple. I didn’t attend any rally’s or protests, but I am fully against a tax on property which is our right to shelter and abode. I commend these protesters for keeping the focus on this unfair tax in a public fashion – maith sibh. The only eejits are from those who criticise these people, who didn’t stand shoulder to shoulder with the majority of the nation and who obviously paid the Germans!
The cant pay won’t pay campaign are. Protesting for the majority of people in this country and county who can’t pay the tax and are sick of paying for there mistakes ie paying bondholders bailing out banks next will be the septic tanks then the water if you are happy with all these your eithr super rich or a fool