On Saturday 13th April around 70 men and women from across the North of England arrived at Barnsley Town Hall in South Yorkshire to stand shoulder to shoulder in support of the British people in Belfast.
Ever since the decision to take the Union flag down from the City Hall in Belfast after it has flown there for over 100 years and only fly it on designated days, countless protests have taken place in and around Belfast by Loyalists and proud British men and women. These Union flag protests have now struck a chord with loyalists and Patriots on the mainland in particular in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool, and now one was held on the steps of Barnsley Town. South Yorkshire Police we're happy to facilitate the protest but due to Government and local Council cutbacks they could only provide a minimal presence.
At 2:00 pm everyone gathered and unfurled their Union and Ulster flags making the town hall steps into a sea of Red, White and Blue, a couple of speeches we're made to highlight what was going on in Belfast.
After the speeches a round of applause started to reverberate around the protest site not just for the speeches but in support of the plight of the people of Belfast and to show defiance towards the Establishment, Sinn Fein/IRA and the Alliance Party, all of which voted to take the Union Flag down.