Friday, November 28, 2008

Sick transit

I took this shot in April 1966 when the ICMSA were protesting outside the Irish Parliament in Kildare Street, Dublin.

The protest was illegal because it was being held in close proximity to Leinster House (the national parliament building). Almost 200 ICMSA members were arrested in the course of the picket.

I passed the way again this week. The ICMSA picketers had been replaced by a crowd of IFA sheep, who were happily bleating away under the watchful eyes of their shepherds and of the Garda.

An arresting sight indeed, but nary an arrest in sight.

Now there's progress for you!

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