Bertie's on par with the Taliban
21 February 2008
THE Irish Government has been described as 'on par with the Taliban' by an environmental group who plan to disrupt Taoiseach Bertie Ahern's address to Washington DC.
Campaigners opposed to the development at the site of Tara have threatened a "large demonstration" in the US capital when the Taoiseach speaks to Congress at the end of April.
He will be only the fifth world leader to have addressed both the Joint Houses of Congress and the Joint Houses of Parliament in the UK.
'Save Tara' protesters against the M3 motorway said that now a date has been set, mobilisation of demonstrators in the US will begin in earnest.
They claim the Irish Government's attitude to Tara puts it on par with the Taliban who destroyed the Bamiyan Bhuddas in Afganistan.
TaraWatch said that over the last years it has built a strong network of support in major cities across the US.
Demonstrations at Irish Consulate offices have already been held in New York, Chicago, LA and San Francisco.
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