Local G8 protestors issue rallying call

SUPPORT...Frank Duffy of Fermanagh Against G8

SUPPORT…Frank Duffy of Fermanagh G8 Not Welcome

THE LOCAL group organising an Enniskillen protest march on the June 17, the first day of the G8 Summit, has issued a rallying call to local people.

Chairman of ‘Fermanagh G8 Not Welcome’, Frank Duffy, said that there are ‘many reasons why protesters and campaigners will join with local people on our G8 march’.


“Last year, in pushing the interests of the oil and gas sector, the G8 leaders endorsed fracking.  “Indeed, many question whether it was a coincidence that this event has come to our county at this time,” he added.

“All the same, the world’s media will be in the county and this is a golden opportunity for local opponents of fracking to let the world know of the strength of our opposition to this dangerous industrialisation of Fermanagh.”

Mr Duffy went on to criticise police and the media, who he said are attempting to ‘scare people off their right to engage in peaceful protest’.

“It is the right of everyone to engage in peaceful protest. Those who undermine that right and attempt to intimidate peaceful protesters are striking at the democratic process.”

He went on to explain the nature of the march:

“In seeking to do this we have liaised extensively over the past few months with the representatives of the PSNI and Fermanagh District Council in agreeing a route for a march around the event.

“The march will leave Enniskillen Public Library Car Park at 6.30pm and will process back through the town to the Shore Road for a rally outside police lines where campaigners will hear from a variety of keynote speakers.”


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