16 July 2005

More than 1,000 gather to protest jailing of 'Rossport Five'


16/07/2005 - 19:02:18

More than 1,000 people have attended a protest in Ballina this afternoon against the jailing of five men for attempting to prevent the building of a gas pipeline on their land in Co Mayo.

The demonstrators are calling for an investigation into deals made between the Government and the gas company, Shell.

The wives and families of the jailed men thanked the crowd for their continued support.

Frank McBrearty Jr was a guest speaker at the rally and after the speeches the protestors marched around the town.

Another rally is being planned to take place in Dublin next Saturday, July 23.

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