Solidarity to the young man concerned and Jobstown community

TD urges people to attend demonstration on Saturday

Brid-Smith-2a-241x300In a statement, People Before Profit TD, Bríd Smith, has described the legal action taken against the 17 year old Jobstown protester as “an outrageous show trial and an attack on democracy and the right to protest.”

Deputy Smith also called for people to attend the ‘Jobstown not Guilty’ protest tomorrow at the Central Bank at 1pm.

Bríd Smith said: “The last two years of this young mans’ life have been made miserable because he decided to take a stand and protest against unjust and unfair water charges. This is a very dangerous precedent that has been set today. What we have seen is political policing and the cracking down on the legitimate right to protest.

“I would like to extend People Before Profit’s solidarity to the young man concerned and to the Jobstown community.

“Furthermore I am calling for people to mobilise at the central bank tomorrow at 1pm to protest against this rotten legal action which should have been totally dropped.”