Captured tanks, the pissing rain and running around fields being chased by thousands of cops. Who remembers the Ambush mobilisation against George Bush’s visit to Shannon Airport?
The summer of 2004 was a heady age of protest matched with a huge state mobilisation to dampen it. Donagh Davis reminds us:
Ambush: 10 years ago today. Camping on motorway islands. Car chases with the Special Branch. Waterlogged tents. Bush. War. Client states. Emptying chemical toilets… (yuck). Being 20.
Indymedia made a slick enough video at the time documenting the madness. If you have it lying around on a hard drive. Then do us a service and Youtube it. Bandwidth was precious, and hard drive space expensive. Til then, here’s a video that looks like it went through the digital equivalent of a shredder.
And a Flicker set from Karen Eliot who captured some highlights.