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Flag at church a ‘shameful attempt to whip up tensions’

Thursday, 31 August 2017

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A MEMBER of the flock at St Comgall's in Antrim has expressed 'bitter disappointment' after a provocative flag was flown in the shadow of the church.
The town was bedecked with Union flags and red, white and blue bunting for the Last Saturday parade, but the space outside the Catholic church was reserved for a flag that was conspicuously different.
It was emblazoned with the Parachute Regiment emblem and bore the slogans 'No Apology' and 'No Surrender' - a clear reference to the 1st Battalion's role in controversial Troubles-related killings.
“The Black Institution organised a very respectable parade in Antrim, but it seems there were a tiny minority determined to ensure that it was a black day for community relations in this town," the parishioner said.
“It's a real shame that someone took it upon themselves to try and cause offence and whip up tensions."
*Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian

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