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Occupy Dame Street
 
# 1 : Sunday 9-10-2011 @ 23:09
 
 
Fancy camping out in Dame Street?! Now you can! In the spirit of Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring uprisings, Dublin has its own peaceful protest now!

I passed by the Central Bank last night.



http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/1008/damestreet.html

About 60 protestors and onlookers are on Dame Street in Dublin tonight as part of the 'Occupy Dame Street' protest.
More than half a dozen tents have been pitched outside the Central Bank by demonstators.
Gardaí say the protest continues to be a peaceful one.
The group said its mission is to end corporate corruption and it is acting in solidarity with other similar movements such as 'Occupy Wall Street'.
Among the group's demands is that the International Monetary Fund and that the European Central Bank stay out of Irish affairs.
The group is also demanding the return to the Irish people of oil and gas reserves off the Irish coast.
The demonstrations started with a Facebook and Twitter campaign.
Yesterday, the American Embassy in Dublin issued an emergency warning to US citizens regarding today's 'anti-financial sector' demonstration, advising them to avoid the area.

Quite why the US Embassy has warned American tourists about Occupy Dame Street is a mystery to me... Talk about an over-reaction!

https://www.osac.gov/Pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=11530

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# 2 : Sunday 9-10-2011 @ 23:11
 
 


PS- In fairness, the other one is called Occupy Wall Street.

My mattress is so rubbish it feels like I'm sleeping rough already.
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# 3 : Sunday 9-10-2011 @ 23:13
 
 
Those tents look like portaloos!
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# 4 : Sunday 9-10-2011 @ 23:15
 
 
Someone said :


PS- In fairness, the other one is called Occupy Wall Street.

Huh?
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# 5 : Sunday 9-10-2011 @ 23:52
 
 
Someone said :
Quite why the US Embassy has warned American tourists about Occupy Dame Street is a mystery to me... Talk about an over-reaction!

The US State Department is pretty serious about protecting citizens abroad, which makes them a bit paranoid. I get emails from them regularly about "dangers" in travelling.

It is less the Central Bank, and more the likes of Anglo, AIB, BOI, and NAMA which need sit-ins.
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# 6 : Sunday 9-10-2011 @ 23:56
 
 
Someone said :
The US State Department is pretty serious about protecting citizens abroad, which makes them a bit paranoid. I get emails from them regularly about "dangers" in travelling.

It is less the central bank, and more the likes of Anglo, AIB, BOI, and NAMA which need sit-ins.

Are you a US National?

Yeah, it's totally ridiculous warning tourists about the tame Dame Street protest, which is truly tiny, in comparison with America's own bubbling away Wall Street one. There hasn't even been any police brutality at Dublin's one and unlikely to ever be.
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# 7 : Sunday 9-10-2011 @ 23:59
 
 
Someone said :

Are you a US National?

Yes.
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# 8 : Monday 10-10-2011 @ 00:11
 
 
The goths are gonna be mad. Where will they hang out now???
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# 9 : Monday 10-10-2011 @ 00:21
 
 
Well, it's a start at least. I really hope this protest grows and snowballs over the coming days. I'm seriously considering joining the protest myself.
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# 10 : Monday 10-10-2011 @ 00:45
 
 
Is this protesting against all the skateboarding children at the Central Bank? I strongly believe they are pests, like rats and pigeons, and should be poisoned with skateboarder-poison hidden in bottles of Sunny Delight.

If it's not about killing skateboarders then I don't care.

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# 11 : Monday 10-10-2011 @ 00:46
 
 
Someone said :
Is this protesting against all the skateboarding children at the Central Bank? I strongly believe they are pests, like rats and pigeons, and should be poisoned with skateboarder-poison hidden in bottles of Sunny Delight.

If it's not about killing skateboarders then I don't care.


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# 12 : Monday 10-10-2011 @ 00:48
 
 
I passed by this last night and wondered what it was.
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# 13 : Monday 10-10-2011 @ 00:52
 
 
Someone said :

This is what is needed!
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# 14 : Monday 10-10-2011 @ 00:53
 
 
Someone said :
Well, it's a start at least. I really hope this protest grows and snowballs over the coming days. I'm seriously considering joining the protest myself.

Bring a chair JK, and sit out on the road!
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# 15 : Monday 10-10-2011 @ 01:00
 
 
Someone said :
Bring a chair JK, and sit out on the road!

Yeah - now there's an idea? Maybe my little dalliance in September was an unwitting pre-occupational statement of protest?
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