ti-drugs activists disrupt council meetings
ti-drugs campaigners took their frustrations over the inactivity of
politicians on the drugs issue and garda harassment of anti-drugs
activists to the chambers of Dublin City Council and South Dublin
County Council this week.
Members of COCAD (Coaltition of Communities Against Drugs) briefly
disrupted meetings of the two bodies to read out a statement of
Sinn Féin Councillor Seán Crowe said afterwards that the campaigners
had a legitimate grievance as councils and the government were not
doing enough to protect communities from drugs in their midst. He
particularly highlighted the failure of local authorities in Dublin to
move to evict convicted drug dealers from local authority estates.