Hunger striker Kevin Lynch's family withdraw support for SF

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The family of Kevin Lynch have withdrawn their support for SF.
This is due to a dispute between SF and the Kevin Lynch memorial flute band.


See the Kevin Lynch Facebook page for the full statement.

Essentially the band have been banned from participating in anymore republican commemorations organised by SF as they have been seen to be playing alongside "anti-SF bands", what ever that means.

The band is centred around Co Derry in a strong republican area.
This move is bound to ruffle feathers.
The band claim that they have always been independent of political partys and will not be controlled by SF even though they obviously were closely associated.
The extended Lynch family have had a very close affiliation with the memorial band down through the years and it has had 100's of members.
 
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Kevin Lynch was a member of the INLA

- they never answered to the Provos.
The article is about his family withdrawing support for SF.
Look closer.
 

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OP demolished in one post.
Try again...

But the family of INLA hunger striker Kevin Lynch announced on Saturday they would be boycotting the event.

Family members withdrew following a row with Sinn Fein over the attendance of the Kevin Lynch Memorial Flute Band (KLMFB).

The band said it had been prohibited from attending the commemoration and claimed it had been told it is no longer welcome at any future Sinn Fein events.

In response, the family said it had withdraw all support for the party.


 

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Apparently, one group wanted the parade to start at 2:00 PM, and the other group wanted it to start at 14 hrs..

The article is about his family withdrawing support for SF. Look closer.
I'm not sure if Lynch was affiliated to them at any stage, but the South Derry Independent Republican Unit apparently used weapons provided by both the Official IRA and the Provisional IRA, and I think they were the last Republican ASU to wear uniforms and identifying tags when they were on Active Service.

'British soldiers manning a covert observation post spotted Hughes and another IRA volunteer approaching them wearing combat clothing with "Ireland" sewn on their jackets.'

I think the poster was trying to draw your attention to the fact that Lynch died as an INLA volunteer, and not as a Provisional IRA volunteer. Think of it in a similar way to the difference between the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Citizen Army. Lynch came from the Republican Socialist tradition, and they are actually not Dissenters per say, nor traditionalist Republicans, they simply have a class based analysis.
 

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they never answered to the Provos.
I think the IRSP support an all-Ireland election on unity, but have said they would also encourage Nationalists to vote for unity via a border poll? In other words, they will recognize the authority of the British Secretary of State and then revert to the traditional Republican position? I wonder if they really believe that? There isn't a hope in hell that a border poll will fail, and be followed by a return to the traditional Republican position. Why string another generation along, who clearly aren't interested?
 

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Easy to understand. OP has his organisations mixed up.
I know there are more splinter groups in the north than there are splinters in a saw mill but did you read the article at all or was it too much like work?
 

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I know there are more splinter groups in the north than there are splinters in a saw mill but did you read the article at all or was it too much like work?
Its the withdrawal of his family support for SF that the OP is about but nice try to deflect.
INLA or IRSP are separate organisations to SF.

Your OP is the just the usual Shinner bashing but falling flat at the first hurdle.
 

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Ye
INLA or IRSP are separate organisations to SF.

Your OP is the just the usual Shinner bashing but falling flat at the first hurdle.
Yeah but you just jumped in feet first claiming I didn't know what I was on about.
If you had/have even botbered to read the article wouldn't be the slightest bit confused.
Try again.
It's not that difficult.
 

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The Lynch family source added: "I know that Kevin's family thinks Martina Anderson dancing at the commemorations was the most totally inappropriate thing they ever saw and were sickened by it. They said it looked like she was dancing on the graves of all the hunger strikers."

 

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No
maybe they're just angry that he died for nothing

It can take simple minded folks a long time to figger it out.

Of course when your loved one dies, you want it to have meaning. That can be used and abused by others.
 


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