20 February 2006
RSF protest at loyalist march
Press Release/Preas Ráiteas
20 February\Feabhra 2006
RSF to hold demonstration against Loyalist march
REPUBLICAN SINN FEIN, who were the first to speak out against the staging of a Loyalist march in Dublin announced that they will be assembling at the Parnell monument at the top of O'Connell St assembling from 10.00am on February 25. RSF Vice President Des Dalton said they were doing so to show solidarity with the beleaguered nationalist people of the Six Counties as well as to oppose the staging of sectarian marches.
"This march is offensive to all who oppose sectarianism, bigotry and racism. Those who are organising this march represent the same people who have burned homes, schools and churches across the Six Counties. They represent groups who have murdered innocent uninvolved people as a matter of policy simply because of their religion. They speak about tolerance, yet when was a nationalist parade of any kind, cultural or political been allowed to take place in Portadown or East Belfast? Many nationalist communities are afraid to even display GAA club or county colours in case of Loyalist attack." He said. "We are calling on all of our members and supporters as well as all who oppose this march to join us on the 25th."
To show that there is not a hierarchy of suffering Republican Sinn Fein President Ruairi O Bradaigh will lay a wreath at the monument in Talbot St, to the 33 victims, Protestant and Catholic of the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombs.