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News :: International
Irish Freedom Committee to oppose Black Watch in Boston
27 Jan 2006
The Boston Cumann of the Irish Freedom Committee will confront the appearance of the murderous Black Watch Regiment and Welsh Guards with pickets this Sunday, January 29th, at the Fleet Center in Boston.
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Irish Freedom Committee to oppose Black Watch in Boston


The Boston Cumann of the Irish Freedom Committee will confront the appearance of the murderous Black Watch Regiment and Welsh Guards with pickets this Sunday, January 29th, at the Fleet Center in Boston.

The Irish Freedom Committee consider this appearance, timed one day before from the 34th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday massacre in Derry, as an outright offense to the Irish American community and to all who support peace with justice in Ireland.

The record of the Black Watch in Ireland is one of bloody enforcement of British military rule in Ireland. The Black Watch Regiment of the British Army did eleven tours of duty in the Occupied North of Ireland, during which time their soldiers murdered twelve innocent civilians, including a Polish journalist whose body was brutally mutilated by soldiers. The history of the Black Watch includes decoration for combat against American citizens during the Revolution for United States Independence.

The Welsh Guards, touring with the Black Watch, are an armed infantry who have carried out five six-month and one two-year operational tours in Northern Ireland. The Welsh Guards serve as sentries to the Queen of England at Buckingham Palace.

PICKET THE BLACK WATCH IN BOSTON

The murderous Black Watch regiment will perform in Boston one day before the Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday massacre in Derry. This appearance is a slap in the face to Irish America and to all who support peace with justice in Ireland. Please join the Boston Cumann of the Irish Freedom Committee in protesting this offensive event!!


WHEN: SUNDAY January 29, 2006
ASSEMBLE 11:30 AM
WHERE: FLEET CENTER, CAUSEWAY ST., BOSTON MA
CONTACT: Boston (at) irishfreedomcommittee.net

Other Tour dates and downloadable fliers can be found at the Irish Freedom Committee website at http://www.irishfreedomcommittee.net
See also:
http://www.irishfreedomcommittee.net/IFC_INFO/EVENTS/irish_freedom_committee_opposes_.htm
http://www.irishfreedomcommittee.net

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Re: Irish Freedom Committee to oppose Black Watch in Boston
29 Jan 2006
please keep us posted...Americans need to remember from whence they initially escaped...and insure that things like the black watch do not propagate...
Re: Irish Freedom Committee to oppose Black Watch in Boston
30 Jan 2006
I'm going to agree with Sid! It's a band! AND a pretty damn good one at that. For thsoe that have not seen/heard them play I highly recommend rounding up the family and going to see them!

Lets see....... High School MARCHING bands are mrching in step and in military formation - BOYCOTT PARADES! :)
Re: Irish Freedom Committee to oppose Black Watch in Boston
30 Jan 2006
It's a pipe band...get over it.
Re: Irish Freedom Committee to oppose Black Watch in Boston
30 Jan 2006
but sid i thought you said i mean said i thought you said the limey color was because they were so envious of their american cuzzins, naw? sidnicious you are a limey colored twirp, a broken depression glass, a popped bubble, a wet fart. Get over your mums and pa meeting at a family reunion, eh, sidmond? chux chux yux yux sidmonowski.
Re: Irish Freedom Committee to oppose Black Watch in Boston
31 Jan 2006
The Black Watch are directly responsiblle for the execution of over a dozen innocent people during the time they were stationed in Ireland. This is not a band, it is a military regiment. This is nothing but a publicity tour for the British Government.
Re: Irish Freedom Committee to oppose Black Watch in Boston
01 Feb 2006
It is a marching band that has been visiting Boston for over twenty years! Grow up and enjoy the music!
Re: Irish Freedom Committee to oppose Black Watch in Boston
04 Feb 2006
I will keep it simple. Get all the British troops out of Ireland now. And while we are at it get them the hell out of Iraq as well. Enough is enough.
Re: Irish Freedom Committee to oppose Black Watch in Boston
05 Feb 2006
You are right. That is simple. Too simple to be practical. If you get the British troops out of Northern Ireland, who will speak for the majority of Protestants who want to remain part of Great Britain? Who will keep them safe from the Catholics? Who will prevent all out provincial war? But then again...it's just a pipe band stupid!
Re: Irish Freedom Committee to oppose Black Watch in Boston
06 Feb 2006
They are a great band to watch/listne perform. Saw them for the first time at the Boston Garden over twenty years ago. They are great and the kids love the show!
Re: Irish Freedom Committee to oppose Black Watch in Boston
23 Feb 2006
How'd that work out for ya? How many "picketers" did ya have. I saw none.