Ireland: Dissident republicans abducted in advance of queen’s visit

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May 15, 2011
Guardian [UK]    
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"Police north and south of the Irish border [sic] have arrested dissident republicans, including the Old Bailey IRA bomber Marian Price, in security operations in advance of the Queen's first visit to the Irish Republic. Roads in Dublin city centre were closed to traffic from the weekend and for the duration of the visit as part of precautions to prevent trouble. All the places on the Queen's itinerary, including the national horse stud in Kildare and Cork, have been placed under police guard." (05/16/11)

Although thousands are expected to turn out to see the Queen, who arrives on Tuesday – making the first visit by a monarch south of the border in 100 years – republicans have called for protest demonstrations against her presence.

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