West of Scotland Band Alliance held our annual Bloody
Sunday commemoration in Glasgow Saturday 29th January
2005 and are pleased to report the march was successful
and passed off peacefully without any major incident.
500 marchers took part in the commemoration, and
conducted themselves with dignity in the face of
severe provocation by a small group of fascist protesters
along the route.
the marchers reached the rally point at Roystonhill,
a Band Alliance spokesperson addressed the crowd
''we remember the events of that day and let the
British government know that should they try and
sweep the truth under the carpet once again there
are people who will continue to fight to have the
truth told, whether that be in the media, the court
room or on the streets. The message from the West
of Scotland Band Alliance, the various other groups
and the individuals here today is clear; 33 years
on, we want justice''.
in all, it had been a very successful march and
the West of Scotland Band Alliance would like to
thank the various groups and individuals who took
part in the commemoration. Particular appreciation
has to be extended to the anti-agreement groups
who agreed to attend, knowing full well our support
for the Good Friday Agreement. It was a testament
to the events of that tragic day that we could put
our political differences aside, all be it for one
day, to commemorate and, indeed, demonstrate for
truth & justice for the relatives of the Bloody
we would like to show appreciation to the Scottish
Republican Socialist Movement and particularly,
the Welsh Republican Movement who made the trip
north to join the march.
we regret that a representative of the Bloody Sunday
relatives was unable to address the rally, however
in their absence we hope we made the message clear,
33 years on, we want justice!
of Scotland Band Alliance
full oration can be found at www.wosba.com