Major peace rally planned for Shannon Airport this weekend

Shannon Airport.

A MAJOR peace rally is planned for Shannon Airport this Sunday, November 12 at 2pm.

The gathering will mark more than two decades of weekly US military flights through the airport and Ireland’s involvement in wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Given the current bombardment of Gaza, organisers are also calling on the Irish government to ensure Shannon Airport is not being used to provide US support for the war crimes being committed by Israel.

“Since repeated calls for inspections of US military planes have been ignored, the only way to be sure this is not happening is to stop the US military use of the airport as a matter of urgency,” a Shannonwatch spokesperson said.