Anti-War Protests at Shannon and Dromoland Castle

On 26 June 2004 anti-war protesters gathered at Shannon Airport and Dromoland Castle upon the arrival of President George Bush in Ireland.

Approximately a thousand protesters took part in a series of anti-war demonstrations in condemnation of the U.S. President Bush visit and the continued use of Shannon airport as a transit stop for U.S. troops on their way to Iraq.

The protestors were voicing their views against the Irish government allowing over 170,000 U.S. troops to pass through Shannon over the past 18 months.

Jim Fahy spoke to Cara Costello from the Tralee Anti-War movement, Sean O'Connor from Drogheda and chairman of Anti-war Ireland, Richard Boyd Barrett. The report also features a man presenting a warrant for the arrest of George W. Bush.

 

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