Mass raid stuns veteran unionist

More intimidation and stifling of dissent.

A 72-year-old socialist worker who has been protesting against the “anti-terror” raids had his own home searched by police yesterday over an alleged kidnapping.

Jimmy O’Dea, a veteran trade unionist who has prostate cancer, said he had no idea why eight carloads of police arrived in the afternoon at his Bastion Pt home armed with a search warrant.

“I was at home with my wife and kid and my dog started barking. I thought someone was there so I went out and I couldn’t believe it – there were police everywhere.

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