Tuesday 12 December 2017

We shall overcome

• I was involved for 40 years in the civil rights movement under the leadership of Dr Martin Luther King and Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers in the US.

To hear Richard Boyd Barrett TD use those sacred names on the floor of the Dail in the context of breaking the law with impunity is truly disgusting and disgraceful.

Mr Boyd Barrett said: "When laws are unjust, as people like Gandhi and Martin Luther King understood very well, it is absolutely justified and legitimate to resist those unjust laws." Not true!

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