Lockdowns Over, Party Like It's The 12th Of July

between the bridges

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Given that our DFM and a senior party in the power sharing government have stated that groups of 30 people walking down the street with thousands watching is acceptable under covid regulations, the ahem green light has been given for a large number of small scale cultural events to mark the 330th Anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne.

there is still the recognition that Sinn Fein's disdain for the lives of people in Northern Ireland should not be mimicked.

"Bands of 30 members, properly socially distancing and with clear, unambiguous promotion advising crowds not to gather or follow them, clearly pose a minuscule health risk.

"As such, many bands will now be out on the Twelfth to entertain thousands as they watch from their own houses and gardens."

100 bands apply to hold Twelfth marches amid fallout of Storey funeral


I'm sure we are all grateful for SF for forcing through an accelerated return to normality...
 


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The 12 july parades are anything but a party. The drinking afterwards can be fun but that is nothing to do with the orange men.
 

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160 bands have applied to march on the 13th of July as the 12th falls on our lords day so that’s Some PIssed Orange that will march on Black Monday-
 

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160 bands have applied to march on the 13th of July as the 12th falls on our lords day so that’s Some PIssed Orange that will march on Black Monday-
Hi Mick are Ye busy that day? As we need 1800 stewards to conform to Shin Fake Covid rules and if ye can lend us a PA system we'll have a mock burial too...
 

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Hope the rehearsals are going better than these lads....
Don't know what the covid regulations are in Scotland but over here they would require 1800 stewards to ensure shin fakes socialist distancing guidelines...
 

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Hi Mick are Ye busy that day? As we need 1800 stewards to conform to Shin Fake Covid rules and if ye can lend us a PA system we'll have a mock burial too...
There is no way Loyalists can get 1800 stewards to say sober for a few hours- you would be lucky to get one or maybe two on a very lucky day-

The Orange-Men can march on any road it wanted to In the six But they would never march in a Catholic area without the police protecting them- that’s why they lost at Drumcree and dozens of other times in dozens of other places- they were afraid to walk on the Queens highways by themselves-
 

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Can any unionist or loyalist actually answer me this.... What does burning an Irish tricolour on a bonfire represent?
Also why do some so called nationalists support the racist and bigoted loyalists....is it a mental disorder that they overlook?

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Can any unionist or loyalist actually answer me this.... What does burning an Irish tricolour on a bonfire represent?
Also why do some so called nationalists support the racist and bigoted loyalists....is it a mental disorder that they overlook?
I'd imagine it's an expression of hatred towards themuns...

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while it would be much better if neither side engaged in such acts, it's an improvement on shooting each other...
 

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I'd imagine it's an expression of hatred towards themuns...

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while it would be much better if neither side engaged in such acts, it's an improvement on shooting each other...
The only bonfire that I know of is one in derry which is not supported by the local community. The PSNI do nothing about this bonfire which is destroying any credibility that they have.
 

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Can any unionist or loyalist actually answer me this.... What does burning an Irish tricolour on a bonfire represent?
Also why do some so called nationalists support the racist and bigoted loyalists....is it a mental disorder that they overlook?
Nationalists and Republicans are the hereditary enemies of Unionists/Loyalists therefore the latter destroy symbols relating to the former in a moment of collective catharsis. It's very basic psychology really, and has been seen throughout history in places from China to Bosnia. The recent bout of statue bashing in the UK and US is no different, psychologically-speaking.

It's certainly not nice to see but, as Bono once sang, you glorify the past when the future dries up. And if you're an unemployed Loyalist, the future is grim indeed.
 

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The reason why loyalists started putting messages of hate on their bonfires is because they no longer can walk on Catholic streets to do it directly.
 


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