81 thoughts on “Taking A Stand

  1. Scundered

    No matter what side you’re on, if you show up at a protest with your face covered up, you probably aren’t that sure about the cause you stand for, and just intent on criminality.

    1. Kimberly Mikado

      or maybe you don’t want to end up on social media and suffer the bullies
      or maybe you dont like the smell of pepper spray

      the chinese government can identify individuals by their eyes. think about that

      i know a girl who got stopped by a garda and it wasnt even her in the video

    2. Charger Salmons

      Anyway the reality is for Charger is that I’ve been drunk since yesteray evening.
      So I’ve not idea who is doing what to whom.
      Who are the good guys and who are the bad guys ?
      Can we take a position on this and blame someone ?
      Or was it just handbags between people of different opinions.?
      Because that seems to be the default position on the Twattersphere.

  2. Kolmo

    It’s not a protest for free speech – it’s a protest to spout racist and paranoid nonsense unchallenged. See UK for further details. Very sinister, most of the adherents are not Irish nationals and are a part of an international far right protest-for-hire agitators. Actual threat to the State.

      1. Kolmo

        Yes, I should’ve seen that. i didn’t think for one second broadsheet would be taking sides in this, especially those flag waving oddballs.

    1. Charger Salmons

      Only the 2nd post in and some clown has to refer to the Brits.
      I love this site for the lolz.

        1. Clampers Outside

          Suuuuuuuuuure they do. Keep smokin’ or drinkin’ whatever it is you’re smokin’ or drinkin’

    2. patsy

      I agree with your intelligent point Kolmo – it’s important that we only allow people think certain things, shure wha could go wrong?

      1. Amy

        Yes, those fighting neo-Fascist rhetoric are the same as those championing it. Are you an idiot?: Fascism led to the Death Camps. It’s something that must be choked anytime it rears its hateful head. And those who excuse it, or equate it to other things, are always the type of people that defend rightwing hatred, such as your good self. It’s time for you to grow up. Neo-fascism leads to violence against immigrants, people of colour, LGBT people, trade unioinists, etc. It’s not playtime anymore.

          1. Amy

            If you think they’re behaving like fascists you’re either thick or not well versed in the basics of history.

      2. scottser

        Clamps the problem here is that some people think that al
        l opinions are equal and that the truth is subjective. There must be right and wrong and there must be accountability., otherwise you have a situation where you can scream insults at whoever you want and call it free speech. They are not two sides of the same coin and it’s naive to suggest so.

        1. Scundered

          Clamps is bang on, if you think this is simply right versus wrong is it ok to be violent to strangers on the street? As that’s exactly how antifa behave and the various similar groups. If you encounter people you disagree with then debate it out, show the world how wrong they are and prove your idea a better one, but the idea that you shut down/remove everyone you disagree with is fascism. Free speech is important for any democracy to function, that’s not the same as hate speech which is already covered in the law.

          1. Name withheld

            There’s also taking a principled stand for what you believe in. By labelling all species
            of antifa as thugs you’re just falling for the favoured tactic of right wing bullies everywhere to delegitimise dissent. In fact all groups and indeed individuals have compelling motivation and trigger points. It’s a pity to see an obviously intelligent person as your yourself reflexively reach for the lexicon of the lowest common denominator

          2. Scundered

            Antifa show up in masks and beat the crap out of people, and you seem to think that’s acceptable and heroic. They already are the lowest common denominator by demanding that others have no right to be heard.

    1. Rob_G

      The only people in that video that are attacking members of an Gardaí (if I have it figured correctly) are the “anti” fascist side…

      1. GiggidyGoo

        I think you’ve figured it incorrectly. Right hand side, with the flags (the nationalists) was the protest, left hand side which the Gardai were in battle with were the troublemakers – the anti free speech crowd as far as I can see.

    2. Kimberly Mikado

      well said amy

      they say
      the leff are all nutters because some of them are
      the right are alright because only some of them are

        1. Kimberly Mikado

          more masks for the internet shills
          no more masks for the other people who get up off the sofa

          you wouldn’t get me out of bed to protect your pension

          1. Clampers Outside

            +1 plenty of those on here…. Where’s that Hippo lookalike? Usually on here defending them >_<

  3. 01101101 01100011

    meanwhile in FG headquarters…..

    alright people!
    I wanna see every single one of you working those phones, stat!
    find something, anything, to connect this to those shinners!!

      1. GiggidyGoo

        Good job the Gardai were standing between them and the protesters today you mean. The video above shows why.

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      With the Barrett’s nazi Party, Gemmaroid’s All Corruption gang and the Brit led Irexit fash mob getting mainstream publicity, the racist dirtbirds are getting braver. #makenazisafraidagain.

      1. GiggidyGoo

        But that what he does. Makes an appearance, does a salute, then high tails it. Obviously not heeding the friendly advice he was given the last time. A plant.
        In all seriousness though, is he putting himself in danger?

        1. Pat Mustard

          Nazisaluteboy never fails to trigger Daisy.

          If he was a real fascist he would have been outed by now.

          1. Pee Peel

            Someone is triggered by nazis, thats mad. Hes not a plant, u think hes moved around to catch some glare? Hes obviously some right wing nutjob who follows the same train of thought as yourself, u horrible c word.

          2. GiggidyGoo

            Pee Peel – the man of many identities does his usual name calling. Tick tock.
            Ah sure, another day, another identity.

  4. Ringsend Incinerator

    Is that guy holding some kind of camera stand or has he suddenly recovered the power in his legs and is throwing away his crutches? What is it?

    1. Bodger

      The fellow in pink removes one of the tripod legs (or selfie stick) from the guy with the hat and uses it in a hurling motion to thwack the guard.

      1. Kimberly Mikado

        why don’t you just call these thugs shinners in the heading bodger
        you know you want to

        fake fake news

        1. Bodger

          Kimberly Mikado, we were not aware they were shinners. We used ‘Taking A Stand’ as a play on words, because the man in pink, while taking a stand (an idiom for adopting a firm position), also took a stand (literally swiping a camera tripod stand) to cosh the fuzz.

      2. Ringsend Incinerator

        Thanks – same guy is then arrested, on ground etc?. Never a great move to dress in pink at these things…

      1. Kimberly Mikado

        says the father of half of the nation
        you can fool mrs doyle but you cant f*** all of the people all of the time

        youre not on the telly now as much as you used to be
        so stop it

        ref: series 3 episode 3 Fr. TED

  5. Gabby

    When I see two groups shouting at each other’s free speech I think that Silence is Golden. Two groups of wannabe street fighters making life difficult for the Gardai.

  6. V

    Savage header Broadsheet

    Irish lads just can’t wear pink
    No matter what side of the street yere inclined towards

    Only exercising a bitta free speech here lads
    That’s all
    Or maybe treat it as feedback
    Up t’ yerselves

    Anyway, have a good rest of yere weekend

  7. Liam Deliverance

    Bizarre carry on. See 7 seconds in to longer video, rotund wee man, navy jacket, black hat and pink socks, “runs” in to have a go at camera man who has just had his tripod massacred, he assaults that man twice while camera mans people just look on. Then he picks up tripod leg for a bit of schoolyard fencing!

    Pink top fella facing charges for assaulting a gardai and criminal damage of tripod and camera, don’t see the point of his actions.

    What was the smoke, a firework?, was that a signal to “attack”.

    What did it say on the two posters?

    Why the chant about the other side being pedos?

  8. Chimpy

    Why is this all kicking off now? I don’t get it. It looks like 100 nutters shouting at each other across a road. Leave them at it. It’ll be like the anchorman battle of the newsreaders.

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