Jobstown Protests and Democracy

Jobstown Protests and Democracy

I unequivocally condemn the charges being laid against the Jobstown protesters in regards to the ‘false imprisonment’ of Joan Burton during a protest against water charges last year. Investigating and prosecuting crime is, of course, important, but it cannot be used as an excuse to harass people over non-events and prevent them from making their views known to their alleged ‘representatives’.