Protest against a state visit by the British head of state, Elizabeth Windsor - Dublin City Hall, 7pm, Monday July 5th, 2010
On Monday July 5th Dublin City Council are set to debate a motion opposing a state visit to the Twenty Six Counties by the British head of state, Elizabeth Windsor. There will be a simultaneous protest outside of City Hall to remind the councillors that British royals are not welcome in Dublin, or any part of Ireland. The text of the motion, which has been submitted by Cllr Louise MInihan, reads
'“That this council notes with deep concern the proposal for a state visit to the Twenty Six Counties by the British head of state. Such a visit would be entirely inappropriate whilst the British state continues to implement imperialist policies and commit human rights abuses across the world, most notably in Afghanistan, Iraq and here in Ireland. This council calls on the Dublin government to abandon its plans to invite the British head of state to Ireland and on behalf of the proud citizens of this city we declare that Elizabeth Windsor is not welcome in Dublin.”
Those who are opposed to a Windsor state visit should lobby their local councillors to support the anti-Windsor motion and join the protest outside of City Hall which will begin at 7.00pm. Now is the time to force Cowen and company to abandon their flirtation with the British royalty.
All welcome. Bígí Linn.