We went to “Orangefest” and its future didn’t look very bright

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07/06/2015 by socialistfight

The “culture” of the poor whiles of Dixieland, of the Apartheid regime in South Africa and the supporters of Zionist Israel in occupied Palestine on proud display in Glasgow.

A Thousand Flowers

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Since we revealed the Council had approved plans to allow the first ever “Orangefest” to be held in George Square, it’s fair to say there’s been a bit of a furore.  A petition calling for the event to be halted attracted over 30,000 signatures, and in response, the organisers have been at pains to emphasise how welcome everybody would be.  So keen to test out this apparent inclusivity and sample the “history and culture” for ourselves, we popped along to No Surrender Square to find out what was going down.

The Glasgow weather was predictably welcoming, varying for dreich to smurry to pissing it down and compared with the huge numbers who’ve packed out the square to oppose nuclear weapons or listen to other shouty men recently, there weren’t nearly as many folk as we’d expected.  The threat of gale force winds may have slightly curtailed some of the festivities…

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