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    McSlaggart McSlaggart is offline

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    Intimidating tricolours

    The Cornagrade Road is one of Enniskillenís busiest thoroughfares carrying a large number of traffic in and out of the island town.

    ďA lot of traffic use that road and obviously a lot of people would be from the unionist community,Ē Mr Elliott said.

    Calling for the tricolours to be taken down, the UUP leader claimed not only unionists found their presence intimidating.
    Fury as police remove Union flags in estate - Local - News Letter

    Does anyone else think its strange that an Orange order member is complaining about the flying of flags?

    At last Mr Eilliott has a good idea take down all flags!
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    North Of the Border North Of the Border is offline

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    Enniskillen is usually a quiet town with little bother. There is a couple of loyalist estates and 1 republican.

    Why can the Tri Colours fly unopposed and the Union flags not. I believe Loyalist flags should only be flown during the marching season(which is the case) Once they get tattered they shouldn't be replaced.
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    SKBAC SKBAC is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by North Of the Border View Post
    I believe Loyalist flags should only be flown during the marching season(which is the case) Once they get tattered they shouldn't be replaced.
    What season should republican flags fly?
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    William T Riker William T Riker is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by North Of the Border View Post
    Enniskillen is usually a quiet town with little bother. There is a couple of loyalist estates and 1 republican.

    Why can the Tri Colours fly unopposed and the Union flags not. I believe Loyalist flags should only be flown during the marching season(which is the case) Once they get tattered they shouldn't be replaced.
    It would seem to be a strongly Nationalist town, hence Ireland's flag flying without bother but the British flag being opposed. I guess it'd be the opposite way around in somewhere like Ballymena.
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    The incident at the election and now this shows Tom Elliot clearly has no respect for people's right to express their culture.
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    McSlaggart McSlaggart is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by North Of the Border View Post
    Why can the Tri Colours fly unopposed and the Union flags not.
    Is Mr Elliott not opposing their flying?

    He has clearly identified the issue that flags can be intimidating.

    Do you agree with him?
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    Molly Maguire Molly Maguire is offline

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    The good old PSNI.

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    North Of the Border North Of the Border is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKBAC View Post
    What season should republican flags fly?
    Republican flags? I would say Easter Rising commemoration maybe, not sure. Only day I've ever saw a republican band march. Why are the Tri Colours still flying?
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    North Of the Border North Of the Border is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by William T Riker View Post
    It would seem to be a strongly Nationalist town, hence Ireland's flag flying without bother but the British flag being opposed. I guess it'd be the opposite way around in somewhere like Ballymena.
    What would intrigue you to comment on such matters when your not even from Northern Ireland. Enniskillen is just under 40% Protestant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by North Of the Border View Post
    Republican flags? I would say Easter Rising commemoration maybe, not sure. Only day I've ever saw a republican band march. Why are the Tri Colours still flying?
    I would guess for the same reason some Loyalist flags fly 365 days of the year.....
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