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Irish Peace Activists Fined for Protesting U.S. Troop Movements at Shannon Airport

HeadlineMay 05, 2022

An Irish judge has ordered two members of U.S. Veterans for Peace to pay just over $10,000 for protesting at an Irish airport used by the U.S. military to refuel planes heading to the Middle East. The veterans, Ken Mayers and Tarak Kauff, who are now both in their eighties, entered the airfield on March 17, 2019, to inspect U.S. planes on the runway while carrying a larger banner that read, “U.S. Veterans Say Respect Irish Neutrality. U.S. War Machine Out of Shannon Airport. Veterans for Peace.” On Tuesday, a jury in Dublin convicted them of interfering with the operation of Shannon Airport. They were acquitted of two other charges.

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