Irish Anti War Movement shows Solidarity with the South African Marikana miners
On Monday 20th August members of civil society gathered outside the South African embassy in Dublin to protest the massacre of the Marikana miners. During a strike over pay, more than 34 miners were killed when police opened fire into an un – armed crowd. Those who spoke at the protest included Brendan Archbold, Trade Union official for the Dunnes Stores strike against Apartheid, representatives from Labour Youth, the Irish Anti War Movement and the Socialist Workers Party. The protesters called for Ireland’s Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore, to condemn the massacre and immediately summons the South African ambassador to be called to account. They also called for in independent international enquiry into the murders and for an end to military violence against civilian people.