Yesterday photographs started appearing on Facebook. Posted by folks who were in Belfast and saw one ofthose open top buses used for tours of the City. Seemingly taken over by flegs protestors. So welcome to Belfast then.
So last night I expected something to be on the BBC and UTV News. Or on their websites. Or on Internet message boards. But…no. Yet on BBC News today, we were treated to two good news stories about Norn Iron. Up in Derry there is aweekend-long free concert. And in Belfast, there is something called the Titanic Maritime Festival. No mention of the fleg protestors.
I walked down to the local shop today and bought the “Sunday World” (at enormous personal expense of £1.40). And the picture (above) is the only reference to the incident. But which is the REAL Norn Iron?
City of Culture and Titanic narratives are artificial. Alas the fleg protestors are all too authentic. But that is no reason for them to be airbrushed out of the News agenda.