August 9, 2011 by alunparry
Singing At Liverpool Bloody Tuesday Commemoration
On Monday (August 15th) I’ll be singing as part of the Liverpool Bloody Tuesday Commemoration.
This is the 100th anniversary of the day that two unarmed Liverpool men were shot dead by soldiers on Vauxhall Road during the 1911 Transport Strike.
The soldiers had been sent onto the streets to help put down the strike by Winston Churchill. Five days later, two more civilians were killed by troops in Llanelli.
These are the last occasions in history when British soldiers have killed civilians on the streets of mainland Britain.
As with Bloody Sunday, Churchill and the government whitewashed the whole thing.
This event is aimed at restoring to public memory the names of the two men killed, John W. Sutcliffe and Michael Prendergast.
It may also serve as a reminder to those calling for troops to be sent onto the streets today.
I will be singing as part of the ceremony, as will Ian Prowse from the Liverpool band Amsterdam.
MEET AT THE ELDONIAN VILLAGE HALL, VAUXHALL ROAD, LIVERPOOL, AT 11AM, MONDAY 15 AUGUST 2011.
TO BE FOLLOWED BY LAYING OF WREATHS AT THE SHOOTING SITES AND AT FORD CEMETERY