[Dun Laoghaire] Protest at CRH AGM: Stop Cementing Misery in Palestine!
On the morning of Wednesday 9 May Irish multinational CRH will hold their Annual General Meeting in the Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign plan a highly visual photo-friendly protest outside the venue, featuring a mock checkpoint with soldiers, scale model wall, and a ‘human message’ spelling out “CRH: Stop Cementing Misery in Palestine”.
This is a call out to all solidarity activists to turn up on the morning and become part of a this important message along Marine Road.
What: The AGM is on the morning of Wednesday 9th May in Dun Laoghaire.
When and where to meet: 9.30am opposite the gates of the Royal Marine Hotel on Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire
What to wear: Hopefully it will not rain but be prepared just in case. It is a windy road so bring warm clothes.
How long: 2 hours.
Who to bring: Please try to bring as many people as you can! Numbers are very important for the visual aspect of this action.
Why: The IPSC is organising this protest because CRH owns 25% of the Israeli company Mashav Initiative and Development Ltd which, in turn, owns Israel’s sole cement producer Nesher Cement Enterprises Ltd. Nesher provide up to 90% of all cement sold in Israel, including cement used in the construction of Israel’s illegal separation wall in Palestine and illegal settlements and checkpoints. We are calling on CRH to end its shameful investment in Israel and to stop profiting from the occupation of Palestine by divesting from its Israeli interests.
For the past two years the issue of CRH’s investment in Israel dominated the AGM proceedings and press coverage of the event. We want to repeat that, as CRH, like any business, do not like any negative publicity so it is vital that we highlight it.
For more about the IPSC’s CRH Divestment Campaign see: http://www.ipsc.ie/crhdivest