Wearing of the Green – Symbol of Irish nationalism
Shamrock and colour green represented Ireland
British want to stamp out Irish identity
Internment without trial British Occupied Ireland
On St Patricks Day 2013, Marian Price and Martin Corey are currently interned almost two and three years respectively, without trial contrary to all domestic and international human rights standards. The only reason so far given that is that both are a "security risk" citing allegations that they are dissident republicans. Their legal team have described this "evidence" as "closed material". The secrecy surrounding the reasons, lack detail on any evidence. They are in essence as former political prisoners, prior peace process being made an example of.
There 3 principal celebrations every year that real Irish people participate which includes Government ministers of Ireland since foundation of the southern free state. They are traditional St Patrick's Day parades, Easter parades and Bodenstown. Apparently Martin Corey and Marian Price were photographed by the British at one of these ceremonies. Marian spontaneously held up a piece of paper, because of a gust of wind, while she was unaware of the contents. Martin Corey apparently wore a green tie at one commemoration in Bodenstown. These are hardly offences where two elderly people should die interned, if the British government have their way. Without your help they will die simply being made an example of to anyone who dares wear green or challenge British occupation or brutal repression in Ireland.