Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

23 March 2000 Edition

Resize: A A A Print

Australian Irish `welcome' for queen

Australian Aid for Ireland (AAI) demonstrators made sure that Elizabeth Windsor got the message about Ireland even as the English queen was attending an official welcome ceremony at the Opera House Forecourt in Sydney on Monday, 20 March.

New South Wales Police confiscated the banners and placards the AAI members had marched with the day before (19 March) on their St Patrick's Day parade. About a dozen AAI people and supporters attended, carrying banners calling on the British government to honour the Good Friday Agreement, to get their troops out of Ireland, disband the RUC and demanding justice in the cases of Pat Finucane, Rosemary Nelson, and for the victims of Bloody Sunday.

An Phoblacht
44 Parnell Sq.
Dublin 1