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[casi] Protests planned in Ireland

>From today's Belfast Telegraph:

Anti-war marchers to confront Bush
By Jonathan McCambridge

ANTI-WAR protesters from all over Ireland are expected to gather at
Hillsborough on Monday evening to bring their message of peace directly to
President George Bush.

A number of buses will travel to Belfast from Dublin and other parts of the
Republic as President Bush visits the province to meet with Prime Minister
Tony Blair.

A spokesman for the Stop the War Coalition said: "This is unbelievable. The
so-called peace summit at Hillsborough pauses for a council of war.

"Bush is here to meet Blair where they think there is the least amount of

The Schools Against the War group is also urging people to take to show
their opposition to the Iraq campaign.

A spokesman said: "The hypocrisy of Tony Blair is unbelievable. How can they
come here with a straight face and talk about peace when they are waging an
illegal and unjust war against Iraq?"

"School students will take to the streets wherever George Bush goes in
Ireland, Britain or Europe," he added.

The Green Parties in Northern Ireland and the Republic issued a joint
condemnation of Mr Bush's visit to the province.

Northern Ireland Green Party leader John Barry said: "This visit is not just
hypocritical but insulting. While waging an unjust and illegal war in Iraq,
President Bush is coming here to talk about peace."

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