Republican News · Thursday 12 October 2000

[An Phoblacht]

Larkin remembered

The annual James Larkin Memorial march and rally took place in Liverpool on Saturday, 30 September.

Over 500 peoplemade their way through the city centre in what organisers hailed as the most successful Larkin commemoration so far held in the city of his birth.

Following the march, which included four republican flute bands, a rally was held beside Liverpool Town Hall.

Former POW Nick Mullen commended those who had worked in support of republican prisoners in England, over the last 30 years and urged people in Britain to continue to put pressure on the British Government particularly in relation to the campaigns for Rosemary Nelson, Robert Hamill and Diarmuid O'Neill.

The main speaker was Sinn Féin's Dublin South Central representative Aengus Ó Snodaigh. This was the first time Sinn Féin had addressed the Larkin commemoration.

While Big Jim Larkin was a socialist and a trade unionist, he was also an Irish nationalist, said Ó Snodaigh, who also accused both governments of failing to implement the Good Friday Agreement in key respects and warned that only through full implementation of the agreement could the process move forward.

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