Activists in Ireland held a demonstration in front of CRH, formerly known as Cement Roadstone Holdings, protesting the firmâs involvement in the construction of the Apartheid Wall, checkpoints and settlements.
Protestors affiliated with the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Irish Anti-War Movement, Ã©irÃgÃ and the Galway based Free Palestine Campaign in front of CRHâs offices in Dublin to highlight the companyâs involvement with the Mashav Group, in which CRH has a 25% stake. Through itâs investments, CRH is tied to Nesher cement, a key supplier of cement for the Wall, settlements and other Israeli building projects.
Carrying Palestinian flags and banners condemning CRH involvement with the occupation, activists remained for much of the day in front of the offices, educating passers-by and drawing attention to the companyâs practices.
This is not the first time CRH has come under fire, and in early 2008 the Dutch ASN Bank divested from the company following reports about its involvement with settlement and Wall construction.