Tuesday, 01. August 2017, UK, Brit Imperialists not Welcome in Knocklong!

from 01. August 2017 - 18:00
16 people attending
Event description
Irish Socialist Republicans from Limerick and Tipperary have announced plans to oppose the presence of a British Legion Brass Band in Knocklong.

Local republicans have called a protest for 6pm on Tuesday August 1, at the Knocklong Community Centre. Organisers say that the the protest will provide an important opportunity to resist what is a blatant attempt to normalise British Imperialism in Ireland.

Spokesperson for the group, George McAnaspie, who's grandfather fought at the Knocklong Ambush, said, "Knocklong has a proud revolutionary republican tradition and the people of this proud community should not tip the cap to British Imperialism."

"This concert, held under the guise of raising funds for a play park, is a blatant attempt to normalise British imperialism in Ireland. Far from being an innocent charity, or just a Brass Band, the British Legion are cheerleaders for imperialism and key fundraisers for British Army child killers around the world".

George continued, "The Knocklong Concert is a cynical attempt to put a friendly **** on British Imperialism and normalise its presence in Ireland. Irish Socialist Republicans will resist any such attempts wherever they materialise. Britain continues to maintain an illegal occupation of Six Irish Counties, and its military is involved in Imperialist wars of conquest in Iraq, Afghanistan Libya, Syria and Yemen. By hosting the British Legion the organisers of this concert are supporting such crimes against humanity and we strongly urge them to come to their senses and call the event off."

George concluded, "If the concert goes ahead, we call on the people of Knocklong and to all those opposed to British Imperialism from across Limerick, Tipperary, Munster and South Leinster to join us in resisting normalisation and the unwanted presence of British Imperialists in Ireland."
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