Monday, 1 August 2011

Hundreds March for the POWs

Several hundred people attended Saturdays march for the POWs in Repubican West Belfast. The march commenced from Dunville Park on the Falls road and made its way to the Busy Bee carpark on the Andersonstown road

Republicans from all over Ireland took part in the rally in which several flute bands took part along with a large section comprising of the Tyrone Independent Societies.

Local republicans also took part in the with local Independent Republican Councillor, Davy Hyland, being one of the speakers.

Other speakers included former hunger-striker Tommy Mc Kearney, Roisin Lynch partner of Brendan Lillis and civil rights activist Fionnbarra O'Dochartaigh. Colin Duffy's brother Paul Duffy chaired the meeting which also heard messages of solidarity from Sweden, France, Italy and Germany being read out.

Many former hungerstrikers, ex-POWs and blanket men took part in the march and its clear that support is growing for the POWs

Here are a few videos and photos:

Frankie Quinn from Tyrone from the independent societies

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