‘Irish Socialist Republicans’ have begun painting out Dublin street signs “named after British Imperialists”. The group launched its campaign against ‘Victoria Road’ in Killiney, County Dublin
Victoria Road, Killiney. County Dublin
‘Britain continues to illegally occupy Six Irish Counties, yet there are streets across the country named after and therefore glorifying the actions of British Imperialists in Ireland.
Our campaign is about highlighting this and encouraging people to take similar action themselves. Such actions are a small but symbolic way to contribute to the ongoing anti colonial resistance in Ireland.
We have launched this campaign here at Victoria Road in Killiney as there is no justifiable arguement as to why a road in Ireland should be called after England’s Genocide Queen who presided over a deliberate policy of ethnic cleansing in Ireland from 1845-1852.
By painting out these road signs we are stating that the ongoing British Occupation of our country is unacceptable and that the glorification of the crimes of British Imperialism in Ireland will not be tolerated.
In the coming weeks we will be building the campaign to reach every street in the country that is named after a British Imperialist.’”
A statement from ‘Irish Socialist Republicans’ sent out this afternoon.
Also: Irish Socialist Republicans, anyone?