Flute band controversy continues…

THE row over the Pride of the Raven (see vid) flute band’s controversial parade planned for November 24 continued on Talk Back just now. Band spokesman ‘Nigel’, said the band’s intention to walk down Donegall Pass (after a protest at the Parades Commission’s offices) was to reach Alliance Assembly member Anna Lo‘s office. The reasons why are detailed here, but the spokesman denied the accusation that this was to intimidate the Chinese community. He also refused to comment on the BNP jumping on the bandwagon, after the party lent its support to the band and had a dig at Lo. Responding, Lo appealed for the march to be called off, and said a letter from the band to Chinese residents explaning their march would probably cause even more fear in that community. She also denied that she had placed the matter in the public domain, saying the band had generated the publicity itself, which she was asked to respond to. Lo also revealed that her initial letter to the band organiser – which the recipient claimed compromised his security – was suggested by the police, who provided her with the bandsman’s address, although the band makes numerous appearances on Youtube. The band seems to be blaming everyone but the Strandtown police, who are the only party in this dispute not to have made any comment on the matter, despite having a central role in the whole affair.

  • cut the bull

    Getting back to the protest parade. Do you ever think why dont people protest about something that affects all shades of society and all sections of the community.

    Asthmatics, Bronchitis sufferers and weasey chested people. Why do they in their thousands not march to the City Hall and protest demanding that the Council withdraw funding paid for by the peoples rates for bonefires which pollute the air for weeks in the summer.

    Should the health minister not put a levy on the City Council to pay for any medical treatment given to those who are affected by the smoke from the Council funded bone fires. Now that would be some protest.

  • Stiofán de Buit

    CTB

    Getting back to the protest parade. Do you ever think why dont people protest about something that affects all shades of society and all sections of the community.

    It’s the same everywhere. Mississippi, where I now live, has the highest infant mortality rate in the States, but most people are more worried about gay people getting married, or the fact they may have to suffer the horrifying experience of hearing the people in front of them in the Walmart checkout queue speaking Spanish.

  • cut the bull

    Does this site close down on the sabbeth because there has’nt been many people on here all day. are you all in the never on a sunday sqaud.

  • cut the bull

    well here is my last song for this week. Its deicated to the working class people of the Shankill Road.

    I hope your glad to get rid of a burden.

    “C.Coy shit their trunks”

    To the Shankill Road, a freaks circus came
    It was a sorry bunch, an excuse for men
    and C.Coy was it’s name
    After a feud with fellow gangsters, things forever changed
    off they ran to England, Scotland, Uganda and Germany
    and were never seen again

    oooooooooooooooooo…

    chorus
    C.Coy tramps shit their trunks
    and said goodbye to the Shankill
    off they ran the dirty tramps
    tramps tramps tramps

    C.Coy tramps shit their trunks
    and trundled off to England, Scotland, Uganda and Germany
    off they ran with their Nazi mates tramps
    tramps tramps tramps

    Night by night they danced, the wee despicable band
    A wee baldy steroid pimp, was leading the low life gang
    he looked so proud and grand

    No more gangsterism, or thuggery for C.Coy to perform
    Thank God they’re all away now
    They’re lower than the balls of a worm

    oooooooooooooooooo…

    C.Coy tramps shit their trunks
    and said goodbye to the Shankill
    off they ran the dirty tramps
    tramps tramps tramps

    C.Coy tramps shit their trunks
    and trundled off to England, Scotland, Uganda and Germany
    off they ran with their Nazi mates tramps
    tramps tramps tramps

    Sometimes they phone the T.V and newspapers, from far far away
    If the Shankill has any luck
    It’ll be, forever cleared of, ALL THE UDA

    oooooooooooooooooo…

    chorus