Monday 23 April 2018

Halt parades in nationalist areas

I write in relation to Maurice Fitzgerald's letter (July 21, Letters) on the Twelfth parades.

Maurice, to quote you, I would say that you are one of "the immature and bloody-minded" people that have no understanding of our history, let alone the foundations of the troubles up North, and yet you publicly comment as you did in this paper, with such vigour.

For a start, Maurice, it was with "bricks, bottles, stones, sectarian slurs, injuries, hate, provocation, and petrol bombs" that we managed to get independence for the 26 counties. It certainly was not through any major military might that we managed to extricate ourselves from the British Empire.

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