A Report on our electroshock protest in
Cork, Ireland.

First of all it was a beautiful sunny
day. We held our protest outside The Peace Park in the
centre of the city where we have had quite a number of
anti-shock protests in the past. The iron railings of the
park facilitate our two big Ban Shock signs. In addition
we had lots of other signs with the usual messages and
another huge Stop Shock banner which had arrived from
Deborah in Oregon earlier in the year. Our prevailing colour
scheme was red and white, the MindFreedom Ireland colours
and also the county colours of Cork, known throughout
Ireland as The Rebel County.

We had about 20 activists on
site, some who had traveled from Dublin and Waterford and
there was a great engagement with passers by between shared
conversations and leaflet handouts. The most common
response was ‘Do they still do that?’ Four people

Jim Maddock