Micky Gallagher of Dery 32CSM spoke with the Derry Journal this week about our upcoming commemoration due to take place on Republic Day, Sunday 24th April, 1.30pm at Derry City Cemetery Republican plot.
The main oration will be given by 32 CSM member, Derry City and Strabane District Independent Councillor Gary Donnelly and we would like to invite all to attend.
The Derry Journal news article reads as follows:
The 32 County Sovereignty Movement (CSM) will hold its annual commemoration of the Easter Rising in Derry this Sunday.
The commemorative event will take place at 1.30 pm on Sunday, April 24 at the Republican plot.
Michael Gallagher, a spokesperson for the movement, said: "April 24 is known as 'Republic Day' amongst Irish Republicans as it is the anniversary of that seminal moment in our history when Pearse proclaimed the Republic from the steps of the GPO."
Mr. Gallagher said the Republic has 'long been misrepresented by Free Staters and their pro-British counterparts in the Six Counties who administer English rule'.
"It is the duty of Republicans to clearly define the Republic of the 1916 Proclamation and what it truly represents.
"Republic Day is an opportunity to do so and challenge the narrative of those who prop up the counter democratic partitionist systems in Ireland today, whilst commemorating all those who gave their lives for Irish freedom," he said.
The oration will be given by Derry City and Strabane District Independent Councillor Gary Donnelly.