More than 100 expected to protest against the US military at Shannon airport

More than 100 protesters from around the world will gather for a summit in Limerick today to demand the US military stop refueling at Shannon airport.

More than 100 expected to protest against the US military at Shannon airport

More than 100 protesters from around the world will gather for a summit in Limerick today to demand the US military stop refueling at Shannon airport.

The weekend conference is part of the annual gathering of a global organisation called World Beyond War and will also see a peaceful rally take place tomorrow.

Activist Edward Horgan said that by allowing the practise, the Irish government is facilitating wars in the Middle East.

He said: "I think it's vital now. In fact, the issue of Irish neutrality be sorted out. Our estimation at the moment since the First Gulf War in 1991 is up to a million children have died in the middle east for war relation reasons.

"That's roughly the same number of children who died in the Holocaust and we [Ireland] are complicit and actively facilitating those wars and those killings by US military use of Shannon airport."

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