I see it as pure provocation, nothing less.
I can see no rationale for holding a march in Dublin having anything to do with people in the north expressing their desire to remain in the UK.
The GFA already establishes the principle of consent and one can hardly say the unionist position is not widely known in the Republic of Ireland.
The whole point of this march was to rub the people of the Irish republic's noses into the 'fact' (as people like organiser Willie Frazer and his
DUP mates saw it) that they were, in part, responsible for the IRA's campaign in the north during the 'troubles'.
Obviously if there was trouble (thereby 'proving' what an intolerant, anti-free speech and sectarian bunch 'they' are down south) so much the
Of course the crassly idiotic lumpen element that is RSF (Republican Sinn Fein......the part that broke away from the rest of SF in the 1980's due to
a split on 'ideological purity' - what else?
) couldn't help but rise to the bait and give rise to all sorts of idiotic sectarian statements
and comments on each side following the disturbances (Willie Frazer couldn't wait to start on about how 'they' showed themselves for what they are
But I can see no reason for this to spread anywhere, least of all in the north.
Why would it?
We have troubles enough already up here with people unable to compromise when rights conflict.
(The usual fight between those who demand the 'right' to march - even wherever and wheneven they are decidedly unwelcome and the 'right' of others
to enjoy their neighbourhoods in peace and quiet.)
Frankly I think they should just clear off to a big field, have a big weekend rally if they want, go nuts, knock themselves out and just leave
everyone in peace.
This little (and whilst relatively new and big for Dublin it isn't that big a riot......300 RSF rioters are being reported) outburst says nothing new
It's just the usual that we have to suffer.
Empty and sterile attempts at political points scoring, dreary sad and impotent posturing in place of people actually doing the business of politics
here - leavened as per with some violence and brutality.