Peace Vigil at Shannon on January 12th, 2020
We had a wonderful turnout at Shannon today to oppose the US military use of the airport. Almost 100 people in total, gathered in opposition to the US military use of the airport. So great to see people from near and far, united in campaigning for peace. We walked from outside the aerodrome to the airport, with songs of peace and solidarity ringing out. And the usual one hour presence on the "peace' roundabout was also observed.
Trump's illegal and dangerous assassination of Qassim Soleimani has already resulted in hundreds of deaths. More US troops are being sent to the Middle East through Shannon; while we were on our peace gathering, a US Marine Corp refuelling tanker sat on the tarmac at the airport. Part of the US war machine. And using Shannon with the approval of the current Fine Gael government.
Time for change.