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Derry 'Crowned' First UK City of Culture

category derry | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Thursday July 22, 2010 00:51author by Eleanor Report this post to the editors

Last Thursday evening news arrived that Derry City was victorious in its bid to be the UK's first City of Culture.

The great and the good of the city lined up in front of the worlds media and to join in with the celebrations.
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Of course not everyone was in a party mood following this news. Several activists threw a spanner in the works as news broke. At Free Derry Corner to make their thoughts heard, they declared.. Derry was "NOT FOR SALE!" across the local land mark.

How could anyone object to such a prestigious prize, especially in times such as this?

As morning broke the sign was removed by persons unknown. The message was clear.. don't spoil our party!

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 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Derry not that near to London     George    Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:58 
   LETSFOLLOWTHEFUCKEDUPUKINTOSHIT     DERRYNOTFORSALE    Thu Jul 22, 2010 13:02 
   'London'Derry pays better.     Sharon.    Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:49 
   Incitement to Hatred     Jacqueline Fallon    Sat Jul 24, 2010 23:49 
   its actually an article about an action against the award....     Citizen    Sun Jul 25, 2010 00:34 
   An 'award' like this one is an incitement to hatred!     Jacqueline Fallon    Sun Jul 25, 2010 01:16 
   Dont Look Back In Anger / i hear them say .     Sceptic    Sun Jul 25, 2010 04:27 
   honour     opera fan    Sun Jul 25, 2010 15:28 
   opus 2 opera     opus diablos    Sun Jul 25, 2010 18:46 
 10   literary prize     opera fan    Sun Jul 25, 2010 19:34 
 11   Public Meeting/Debate:     Eleanor    Thu Jul 29, 2010 22:04 
 12   Sold out     Jamie S.    Sun Aug 01, 2010 20:19 
 13   Soon Forgotten.     Historian.    Tue Aug 03, 2010 20:34 
 14   Not "forgotten" that Derry is an Irish City , not a 'UK City'.     Sharon.    Tue Aug 03, 2010 23:29 
 15   GFA strand three : quick march back into the empire     non-voter    Fri Aug 06, 2010 19:26 
 16   back to the empire...     opus diablos    Fri Aug 06, 2010 19:38 
 17   i think you misread me, nv     opus diablos    Fri Aug 06, 2010 21:25 
 18   Cultured??     Falls Roader.    Fri Aug 06, 2010 22:35 
 19   Drink culture     Barry    Mon Aug 09, 2010 18:29 
 20   No different to other areas     Doire Boy    Mon Aug 09, 2010 20:16 
 21   maith fera, Doire     opus diablos    Mon Aug 09, 2010 20:43 


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