Spirit of Freedom, Flutes and Firearms.

between the bridges

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The Spirit of Freedom Republican Flute Band, has held a cultural fundraiser, members of the band donned Provisional IRA fancy dress outfits including combat gear, balaclavas and berets. The dashing ensemble was completed by brandishing a range of imitation weapons including an Armalite rifle, Kalashnikov, Dragunov sniper rifle and a stick grenade, while prancing around the streets of Londonderry/Derry/Doire/Dodge....



In a statement on facebook the band said...

"Connections between the armed struggle and the local flute band scene will be discussed on the tour."

"I hope that some band members will dress as armed volunteers etc. to help authenticate some scenes along the way."

"It will be an opportunity to learn how events from the past contributed to events of the present day. It will be especially helpful to the young party and band members and to those who have never really been given a proper idea of Irish history at school,".


https://www.facebook.com/Spirit.Of.Freedom.Derry/

Apparently the Freedomeers are 'Mainstream republicans' (nat to be confused with tributaries!) A Shin Flake procrastination stated...

The Sinn Fein spokesman last night said: "The pictures were taken during a history tour organised by the Spirit of Freedom Flute Band.

"The tour covered the history of the area from St Columba, the Siege of Derry right up to and including the period from the 1920s to the recent conflict and peace process.

"The organisers informed the police in advance that the tour would include historical re-enactments with period costume and that imitation firearms, which cannot be fired, would be on display."


Legendgregory stated...

East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell last night claimed that the event glorified paramilitary violence.

"The Provisionals' campaign took a terrible toll on our community and these scenes are not appropriate.

"I believe they will convey to children that it is OK to join a paramilitary group when that is most certainly not the case.

"These images send out a very negative message that is in direct conflict with Sinn Fein's stated political position on a peaceful way forward for Northern Ireland."


The Fence straddlers said...

Alliance Justice spokesperson Trevor Lunn MLA said: “Masked men in paramilitary uniforms have no place in modern society, whether a re-enactment or otherwise.

“If we want to build a united community which is welcoming for everyone, this type of activity should be seen for the unacceptable spectacle it is.”


DUP brands IRA re-enactment with fake guns a

So folks what do ye think, is it a historical re-enactments with period costume or glorification of paramilitary violence ...
 


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Performance art, they told the cops in advance, move along.
 

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Do ye clampits still recreate the burning and/or hanging of another human being in the same city every December just to get us all in the mood for Crimbo?

If so, take yer hypocrisy and shove it. FYI the 'lads' in the OP would make Alan Partridge blush.
 

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Didn't the PUL communitY dress up and bring the North to a standstlll to commemorate the..... ahem..... '1912' UVF? I distinctly recall men, women and children with their 'When The Boat Comes In' outfits carrying 'replica' military garb. Do the Orange Order still use convicted Shankill Butcher psychopaths to steward their parades?
 

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Didn't the PUL communitY dress up and bring the North to a standstlll to commemorate the..... ahem..... '1912' UVF? I distinctly recall men, women and children with their 'When The Boat Comes In' outfits carrying 'replica' military garb. Do the Orange Order still use convicted Shankill Butcher psychopaths to steward their parades?
Tut tut, according to Shin flake and The Freddomeers the term yer looking for tis historical re-enactments with period costume...
 

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They don't do irony. It's hilarious to watch though. Yup, Eddie McIlwaine stewards the Christian OO parade past the spots where he kidnapped his victims before slicing them up.
 

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They don't do irony. It's hilarious to watch though. Yup, Eddie McIlwaine stewards the Christian OO parade past the spots where he kidnapped his victims before slicing them up.
....and commemorate dead Loyalist terrorists like Brian Robinson who shot an innocent man dead before he was taken out by Smiley's People? A man who goes out and kills for 'Britain' is himself killed by Britain. Irony indeed!
 

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"Connections between the armed struggle and the local flute band scene will be discussed on the tour."

lol
 

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Last person I heard using that term was Michael Stone at Stormont. They have much in common, I suspect.
Stone got jailed for his murder bid. These boys won't be going anywhere.
 

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"The tour covered the history of the area from St Columba, the Siege of Derry right up to and including the period from the 1920s to the recent conflict and peace process.

"The organisers informed the police in advance that the tour would include historical re-enactments with period costume and that imitation firearms, which cannot be fired, would be on display."
So it was a history of an area taking in the Siege of Derry right up and to and including the period from the 1920s to the recent conflict.

But Bridgey and GEGory want to censor some of that history, despite they themselves prancing about numerous times throughout the year in the celebration of violence, and with an organisation that has caused 100s of years of division, not to mention deaths.

So, I take it these permanently furious Unionists are now against, to use Bridgey's phrase, these historical re-enactments with period costume?
 

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So it was a history of an area taking in the Siege of Derry right up and to and including the period from the 1920s to the recent conflict.

But Bridgey and GEGory want to censor some of that history, despite they themselves prancing about numerous times throughout the year in the celebration of violence, and with an organisation that has caused 100s of years of division, not to mention deaths.

So, I take it these permanently furious Unionists are now against, to use Bridgey's phrase, these historical re-enactments with period costume?

Agree sir, you will pysl laughing at this one.

[video=youtube;A2oikLmWtkA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2oikLmWtkA[/video]
 

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God, NI is so 1970s.
 

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So it was a history of an area taking in the Siege of Derry right up and to and including the period from the 1920s to the recent conflict.

But Bridgey and GEGory want to censor some of that history, despite they themselves prancing about numerous times throughout the year in the celebration of violence, and with an organisation that has caused 100s of years of division, not to mention deaths.

So, I take it these permanently furious Unionists are now against, to use Bridgey's phrase, these historical re-enactments with period costume?
Yep, the crackpot thinking is ........

Orange reenactments = Good

Green reenactments = Bad

:lol: ffs lol
 

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Yep, the crackpot thinking is ........

Orange reenactments = Good

Green reenactments = Bad

:lol: ffs lol
The fact that most CNR posters are saying the opposite has obviously escaped yer amoebic brain, mindye the irony was loss on them tae, thoroughly amussing though...
 

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Verdict: both sides like dressing up and playing at history.

Grand.
 

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The fact that most CNR posters are saying the opposite has obviously escaped yer amoebic brain, mindye the irony was loss on them tae, thoroughly amussing though...
Orange reenactments = Good
Green reenactments = Bad

Ah now bwigey thats your crackpot thinking for sure :roll:


btw, how many loyalist murderers banners have you staggered behind over the years ? ... ye daft aul goat riding hypocrite :cool:


btw, if it was up to me, there'd be no reenactments or any of this sh1te ... but I aint gonna sit here and listen to you feckin crackpots having a go at Nats for doing a tiny bit of it when you pr1cks spend every feckin summer at it

D1ckheads :roll: lol
 
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