Galway Alliance Against War (GAAW) Press Release
Two members of the Galway Alliance Against War, Margaretta D'Arcy and Niall Farrell, were sentenced to 3 months in jail suspended for two years, for carrying out a peaceful protest on the runway at Shannon airport on October 7th 2012 to mark the 11th anniversary of the "war on terror" and as part of an international protest against killer drones. Shannon airport has become an important US military hub since the war in Afghanistan in 2001.
Margaretta D'Arcy was in court and attempted to carry out a citizen's arrest of Judge Patrick Durcan for "crimes against humanity". The judge returned to his chambers as Ms D'Arcy (79) was removed from the bench. Her co-accused refused to attend the court sitting.