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Capturing six decades of protest in Ireland: ‘It’s important to document these moments. Otherwise we’re doomed to repeat history’

It’s an arresting image. The foreground is packed full of sinister figures wearing rubber Ronald Reagan masks while in the background, a serious-looking crowd stares down the camera lens, and as a record of a time and place in Ireland, it says more than an essay ever could.

he year was 1984 and Reagan was on a state visit to Ireland, finding his Irish roots and celebrating what he called “the Irish-American tradition”. But at the same time, a vocal minority wanted to make their voice heard. In particular, they were objecting to US foreign policy and the treatment of the Sandinistas in Nicaragua.

https://www.independent.ie/life/capturing-six-decades-of-protest-in-ireland-its-important-to-document-these-moments-otherwise-were-doomed-to-repeat-history-41556854.html Capturing six decades of protest in Ireland: ‘It’s important to document these moments. Otherwise we’re doomed to repeat history’

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