Anger over Parachute Regiment Flags in the Waterside

Sinn Féin Councillor Christopher Jackson has said that the erecting of Parachute Regiment Flags in the Waterside area at the weekend is insensitive and inflammatory.

Sinn Féin Waterside Councillor  Christopher Jackson
Sinn Féin Waterside Councillor Christopher Jackson

He made his comments after complaints that Parachute Regiment Flags along with other flags were erected on lampposts along the Rossdowney Road from the junction of Glendermott Road.

Councillor Jackson said “I was contacted by a number of people at the weekend angered about the erecting of these flags.

Given the brutal history of the Parachute Regiment in this city the putting up of these flags is being seen as provocation in an effort to raise tensions in the greater Waterside area at a time when many others are working night and day for a peaceful summer.

We had a similar number of incidents in Derry last year and we seen the anger in the city two weeks ago about flags at the Caw roundabout.

We now need to see leadership from within Unionism to ensure that such flags are removed.

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