ST. PATRICK’S DAY. PSNI INVITATA ALLA PARATA DI NY, È POLEMICA. ORGANIZZATORI RITRATTANO
The NYC ST Patricks Day parade committee have exercised the utmost in their contempt of human rights by inviting the blatantly sectarian, corrupt and abusive PSNI/RUC to march in its parade next Monday.
We ask that all of Irish America not be silent – but make your voices heard that you OBJECT to this offensive invitation! Following are some LINKS – please visit and tell them how you feel!
The PSNI are merely the RUC re-named, and are in no way “reformed” and have been cited for multiple human rights violations by the CAJ, UN Committee on Human Rights, and other international human rights watchdog organizations. The PSNI are an openly sectarian force who “serve and protect” the Loyalist marchers who annually assault Irish Nationalist communities, and count many Orange Order members in their vile ranks. The PSNI have openly targeted Irish republican activists for assault, torture under interrogation, and deaths under suspicious circumstances at their barracks. The PSNI have a long, murderous legacy against Irish nationals and are NOT WELCOME here.
LEAVE YOUR MESSAGE – PSNI/RUC NOT WELCOME IN THE USA!
WRITE OR CALL:
NEW YORK CITY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARADE INC.
P.O. Box 295, Woodlawn Station
Bronx, NY 10470 | (718) 231-4400
It is ironic indeed that the NYC ST Patricks Day parade committee will ban LGBT organizations from invitation because of whom they choose to love, but will include a sectarian and violent police force whose legacy is utterly and totally anti-Irish!!
Recently, at the request of the Counsel General of Ireland, the NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee extended an invitation to six members of the PSNI to march in the 2014 NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The contingent planned to march side by side with the An Garda Síochána as a symbol of solidarity. However, many of our loyal supporters and parade participants passionately advocated against the PSNI’s participation.
The people of New York City have supported our parade for many generations. While the decision to invite the PSNI was made in an effort to foster peace, we must stand behind those who help make our parade the greatest in the world. Therefore we have rescinded the invitation and the PSNI will not march in the New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.
We thank those who wrote in to express concern and we look forward to seeing all of you on March 17th!