18 May, 2016
an irish protest
A couple of weeks ago, Movillians gathered around the Tree in Market Square to protest the delivering and installation of windmills up at Kinnego Bay. They were also concerned that the tree, more than one hundred years old, may be damaged by the lorries with wide loads. So on this day, a lorry was sent to do a trial run and see if he could maneuver around the corner. A few days before, the town had taken down some light posts and bollards to assist them in their quest. It took the driver 45 minutes and many tries to finally make it. When he did, the people applauded and cheered. It was more like an enjoyable mini event. Music was played, people talking and laughing. It was an interesting protest, not something I experienced when living in the states. A totally different experience there.