Republican Activist Raided in Dublin

At dawn this morning, the stormtroopers of the Free State Special Detective Unit carried out a raid on the home of a Republican activist in Dublin.

The raid, carried out under the catch-all, so-called offences against the state act, was focused on the ongoing commitment of Revolutionary Socialist Republicans to engage in pro-Palestinian activism, to support the Palestinian Resistance and to make clear the link between the struggle for National Liberation in Palestine and our own struggle for freedom in Ireland.

While no arrests were made, the Harrissers seized all electronic equipment and phones in the home, even those unrelated to the Republican activist.

Anti Imperialist Action condemn today’s raid and demand all confiscated property is returned.

The Free State knows by now that such raids will never deter Republicans from pursuing a free Ireland. They are designed instead as an overt form of political harassment and as a petty attempt to inconvenience by removing phones and electronics.

Even before being made chief administrator of the Free State, Simon Harris made clear he intended to use the state apparatus against Republicans and just a few weeks into the role, along with his MI5 agent Drew Harris, he is already increasing the harassment of Republicans in the 26 counties.

Engaging in political activism in support of Irish and Palestinian freedom is not a crime and such acts of repression will never stop the mass movement that has been built in Ireland since October 7 from raising our voices against Zionism and Imperialism in support of the Palestinian People.

In the worlds of the great Palestinian Revolutionary Ghassan Kanafani, ‘The Palestinian cause is not a cause for Palestinians only, but a cause for every revolutionary, wherever he is, as a cause of the exploited and oppressed masses in our era.”

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