Fears of a major riot in Dublin have surfaced following the decision by a hardline Loyalist group, the Love Ulster organization, to march through the center of Dublin.
Love Ulster organizer Willie Frazer told the Irish government in a YouTube message that “We’re coming down to demand justice, and justice we will get, sooner or later, one way or another.”
“But be under no illusion, we’re coming to Dublin.”
Frazer accused the government of aiding and abetting “genocide” in border areas.
The march is scheduled for early 2015 according to Frazer, who stated that the march was to “demand justice” from the government for unionists shot by the IRA on the border areas during The Troubles.
A similar march in Dublin in 2006 caused a major riot when Republican protesters against the march clashed with Irish police. There were 41 arrests and fourteen people, including six members of the police, were rushed to hospital.
Frazer stated the march was set for late January or early February. “We are coming back down to Dublin,” he said. “The dissidents (former IRA supporters who reject the peace process) say they’ll do this. We don’t care what the dissidents are going to do. They’re a bunch of eejits, a bunch of dangerous, dangerous psychopaths that need to be dealt with, and I believe the guards will deal with them this time if they appear.”
He said the Irish Government had announced last week it had taken the case of the hooded men, involving innocent suspects interrogated and tortured by the British in the 1970s to the European Court of Human Rights and now it was Loyalists' turn to seek redress.
“We met with (former Foreign Minister) Dermot Ahern and you (an Irish government rep) were to come to our office a couple of weeks after it,” (the last march) said Frazer. “That was a couple of years ago and you still haven’t come because you haven’t got the guts to face the people who you know were slaughtered because your government did nothing about it.
“Well if you want to be hypocritical and you want to insult the victims in South Armagh, and indeed along the whole border area, we’re coming back down to Dublin. We’re looking for equality of justice. We’re looking for our culture to be accepted.
“You people play this card about equality and justice and human rights. Well let’s see some. Let’s see some for the unionist community in the border region that has suffered so brutally at the hands of the IRA, backed up by the Irish Government.
“We know you gave 500 weapons to the IRA in the early parts of the troubles. You took them out of the Dublin army barracks and drove them in army trucks up to the border. You set up training camps for the IRA to train them in weapons and explosives to come across the border and murder our people.”
“People say we’re only going back to Dublin to cause trouble,” he said.
“Listen, it’s quite simple, the Irish Government [MUST] deal with us to address the issue of justice and the genocide carried out in the border area, and we don’t need to go near Dublin.
“But they think that we’re fools and we’re going to sit back and take this. But we’re not politicians, and we’re certainly not fools, and we’re certainly not going to take it from the Irish Government.”