Tri-colour banned in 6 Counties - 1954
Today is the anniversary of the banning of displaying the tricolour in public in the Six Counties. In 1954, it was decided to ban the flag of the Irish Republic. Today, amidst all issues of paramilitary flag waving and the crackdown backlashing on it, I believe it is important to recognise the difference.
The flag of the Irish Republic, the Tricolour is a symbol of peace and hope for solidarity between the communities of the island. The paramilitary flags of the UDA, UFF, UVF, RHC and the rest of the lot are symbols of hatred, murder and fear. It is one thing to ban them, while it is a completely different thing to ban a symbol of hope and of unity.
Just my thoughts on a limited amount of sleep.