McBride Day of Protest
Supporters of the family of Belfast teenager Peter McBride, shot dead in 1992, are calling for a Day of Protest on Friday, 1 December to demand the dismissal from the British Army of the two Scots Guards convicted of the killing. For over a year now the Ministry of Defence has refused to comply with a court order that it reconsider the decision to allow Guardsmen Wright and Fisher to remain in the British Army despite their murder convictions.
In early September, supporters of the McBride family held protests and vigils in Derry, Belfast, New York and in Sydney, where the British Consulate was closed as a result of a picket. The issue was also raised at the European Parliament by Irish MEP Patricia Mc Kenna. In London, Jean Mc Bride, mother of the victim, handed in a letter at Downing St following news that an earlier letter to number 10 had been `lost'.