Hundreds of East Wall demonstrators have regularly taken to the streets since November 19th in growing protests that are showing signs of spreading nationwide.
Dublin’s East Wall residents who are opposing the imposition of 200 refugees and migrants into the midst of their community have been bringing much of the city to a standstill by blocking the Port Tunnel and Dublin Port during rush hour. East Wall demonstrators in their hundreds have taken to the streets regularly since November 19th following 200 mostly young males being sneaked into an old ESB building in the area at night without any consultation with the local community. Protestors divided into three groups – one at the Port Tunnel’s entrance, the next at the East Wall Road junction, and the third group on the Alexandra Road entrance to Dublin Port. These well organised protests have shut down the Port Tunnel and Dublin Port causing tailbacks across the city as trucks and commuters desperately try to find alternative routes.
A Caring Community Demonstrating
The East Wall Committee released a statement apologising to commuters for blocking the Dublin Tunnel stating that their “actions are regrettable but necessary”. Their spokesman solicitor Malachy Steenson stated: “We offered to work with the government on a solution and they dismissed us. Their refusal to listen to us has forced our hand.” His statement continued saying that protests “will continue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until further notice or until the Provision centre is closed down”. It went on concluding “protests will escalate nationwide if this government does not close this centre in its entirety”. “No government can treat its citizens in the way this government is treating them, with just imposing decisions on them that affect their quality of life,”. East Wall Road junction demonstrators showed their humanity by allowing a coach through after a mother said her sick child had just been released from hospital. A motorist displaying anxiety or having a panic attack was also allowed through.
Stop the Plantation Now!
This is a community that is being ignored by the government and the authorities and who have been forced into action as a result of migrants being sneaked into their midst under cover of darkness. The East Wall people have united into a powerful group and are a glowing example to other beleaguered communities that the government have done similar migrant dumps on. Every day it looks more and more like a coordinated plantation and communities are expected to cower and say or do nothing lest they be labelled as racists or far-right. Those slur stunts no longer work. Despite that nearly every politician’s comments and media reports on the East Wall protests includes the term’s “racists” or “far-right elements” without a shred of supporting evidence. The East Wall community are a spirited caring community that will continue protesting for the protection of women and children in their community that won’t be walked all over and abused in their streets like other communities. Like Derry’s beleaguered Bogside protests of 1969 the equally spirited East Wall protests could have unforeseen consequences. The government had better take heed lest history repeats itself.
The Voices of East Wall
The protestors are organised into a specially formed ‘East Wall Committee’ who warn that the “protests will escalate nationwide if this government does not close this centre in its entirety.” Speaking at Friday’s protests spokesman Malachy Steenson who is a local resident and solicitor said: “Two weeks ago, this issue which is the biggest issue facing this country wasn’t being talked about publicly. People were sitting at their dinner tables talking about it in quiet tones, afraid of the reaction they would get. Because of the people of East Wall and how they stood up against what was happening, this is the only topic of conversation in this country in the Dáil, in the Seanad, and across the media.” The East Wall Committee says it plans to continue blocking the tunnel three times a week preventing traffic from accessing the Port Tunnel until the Provision Centre, the cause of the protests is shut down.
Explaining the reason for the protests Mr Steenson said “There’s a 4,000 population in this East Wall area, you cannot increase that by 10% overnight. It’s not sustainable for a government that keeps talking about sustainability. That is not sustainable. We don’t have the facilities to sustain that number of people coming into this area.” He continued, saying the area was suffering from an “absence of facilities”, including a lack of doctors and full-time teachers. He said that protesters gave Integration Minister Roderic O’Gorman a week to close the Accommodation Centre, but he refused to do so. On November 29th, Malachy Steenson signed a letter on behalf of the East Wall Committee, which said it intends to block the Dublin Port Tunnel three times a week until the asylum seeker Accommodation Centre is closed. Steenson explained that the protest group is separate to the area’s residents’ association. He said that he recognised “maybe 95% of the faces here” as local East Wall people. “Our own can’t even get the dole. They’re means tested. They’re not able to afford to rent any property that’s out there for them now. There’s nothing for our own, but yet they’re taking all these in and I’m doing this and that, and our homeless sleeping on the streets freezing?”
The Propaganda Machine
The propaganda machine has been brought out to demonise the protestors hysterically chanting their now jaded slogans calling the protestors “racists and far right”. This mob consists of the usual rent a crowd of NGO’s, Antifa, Sinn Fein and other globalist supporting ‘lefties’ invited or hired to organise counter protests. One protestor indignantly said “It’s nothing to do with that. Anyone that knows their Irish history knows that the people of Ireland that went abroad to other countries, we built the other countries. We didn’t sponge off the states. It wasn’t possible back then as well, so it’s not fair for it to happen here,”. Another said, “Here comes the rent a rabble and none of them are from East Wall. Just look at the state of them, full of tattoos.”
Coordinated Discrediting Attempts
Outside infiltrators have also attempted to infiltrate the peaceful protests in attempts to insight or provoke violence to discredit the protests. Thankfully the protestors are a disciplined group who will not be provoked. Local councillor Nial Ring said the group that first blocked the Port Tunnel on November 28th consisted of “99% residents”, and smaller groups who attended previous protests didn’t “seem to be around” at that stage.
However, speaking on Newstalk, Social Democrats TD Gary Gannon, whose constituency covers the East Wall area, claims he had been “inundated with calls from people saying that the protest certainly don’t represent their views or how they would approach things”. Sounding like a ‘far left’ agitator Gannon said, this: “has very quickly descended into what I will only describe now as a far-right rally.” That is a typical unsubstantiated reactionary rant from Ireland’s political classes of every persuasion who are all in agreement with the ongoing plantation nationwide. I wonder what’s in it for them, for they who have sold out the people of Ireland? I will leave the final word to Padraig Pearse who must be turning in his grave at the treachery of our present crowd of sell-out politicians.
Since the wise men have not spoken, I speak that am only a fool;
A fool that hath loved his folly,
Yea, more than the wise men their books or their counting houses or their quiet homes,
Or their fame in men’s mouths;
A fool that in all his days hath done never a prudent thing,
Never hath counted the cost, nor recked if another reaped
The fruit of his mighty sowing, content to scatter the seed;
A fool that is unrepentant, and that soon at the end of all
Shall laugh in his lonely heart as the ripe ears fall to the reaping-hooks
And the poor are filled that were empty,
Tho’ he go hungry.
I have squandered the splendid years that the Lord God gave to my youth
In attempting impossible things, deeming them alone worth the toil.
Was it folly or grace? Not men shall judge me, but God.
I have squandered the splendid years:
Lord, if I had the years I would squander them over again,
Aye, fling them from me !
For this I have heard in my heart, that a man shall scatter, not hoard,
Shall do the deed of to-day, nor take thought of to-morrow’s teen,
Shall not bargain or huxter with God ; or was it a jest of Christ’s
And is this my sin before men, to have taken Him at His word?
The lawyers have sat in council, the men with the keen, long faces,
And said, `This man is a fool,’ and others have said, `He blasphemeth;’
And the wise have pitied the fool that hath striven to give a life
In the world of time and space among the bulks of actual things,
To a dream that was dreamed in the heart, and that only the heart could hold.
O wise men, riddle me this: what if the dream come true?
What if the dream come true? and if millions unborn shall dwell
In the house that I shaped in my heart, the noble house of my thought?
Lord, I have staked my soul, I have staked the lives of my kin
On the truth of Thy dreadful word. Do not remember my failures,
But remember this my faith
And so I speak.
Yea, ere my hot youth pass, I speak to my people and say:
Ye shall be foolish as I; ye shall scatter, not save;
Ye shall venture your all, lest ye lose what is more than all;
Ye shall call for a miracle, taking Christ at His word.
And for this I will answer, O people, answer here and hereafter,
O people that I have loved, shall we not answer together”.
Padraig H Pearse