"To break the connection with England" Wolfe Tone

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Oppose British Queens Visit

The Belfast Wolfetone/McCracken Cumann condemns Elizabeth Windsor’s upcoming visit to Occupied Ireland. She is to visit the North of Ireland on June 26 and 27 as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK, a tour that should not even be associated with the people of Ireland in the first place.

As commander-in-chief of the British armed forces, Windsor’s presence in the North will not only cause disruption due to the increased presence of the RUC/PSNI and their heavy-handed tactics, but is also a massive insult to all of the families who have lost relatives and loved ones as a result of the illegal occupation of the six counties.

While this event is meant to signify 60 years on the throne for a member of a foreign monarchy, it only reminds us, the Irish people, of the 800 years of bloodshed and injustice that has been exacted on our country, due to a British induced conflict.

This woman is a representative of a system that has brutalised our country for centuries and due to Britain having no definitive right to be in Ireland, Elizabeth Windsor should also unquestionably have no right to be here. 

We urge people to take to the streets and show your opposition to this offensive visit by the 'Head of Britain's Armed Forces'.

There will be speakers including relatives of the Bloody Sunday and the Ballymurphy massacres as well as other families with loved ones murdered by the British state. This will be run as an independent event and all should attend with black flags and photos of victims if possible. (No political party banners or colours)

23/06/12 - Assemble Dunville Park, Falls Road, West Belfast - 2pm