Yes I'm a bit late on this but I've just seen the Reclaim the Streets photos of their May day actions in Dublin. (I'm no fan of Reclaim the Streets - the streets are already public property, so I'm not sure what they're really getting at).
Anyway, what an absolute disgrace.
Probably the most famous Marxist revolutionary in Irish history having his statue trashed by a bunch of anarchist idiots. I'll let some of them off, one of them did put up a piece of paper with "Labour knows no dignity, until labour knows no master" on, that's fine. But what they've done is too much.
Worst of all some of them even tried to explain the political motives behind this, putting a mask over his head to put it in touch with the current "movement", the movement Connolly led was thousands of times stronger then this pathetic group of children and wouldn't hide themselves away.
Probably the only time in Mr Connolly's life he was masked was while he was sitting in a chair, waiting for his execution by the British.
I mean come on, there are dozens of other statues of imperialists, capitalists and lots of other very nasty people just a stones throw away, go and "reclaim" their statues.
It's clear the "movement" today has absolutely no idea of the importance of May day, the contribution Mr Connolly gave to the Labour movement, or even their organisations' own roots.
The anarchist movement today, a bunch of school children, yes I'm sure the "authorities" are quaking in their boots at this lot.
Kudos to the dozen or so comrades who spent an hour cleaning it up a few days later.