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20 February 2015
BBC Northern Ireland Learning - Citizenship - KS3/KS4

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Video 3: Orange marches

Da:
Och Cal you can't go on a protest looking like that.

Cal:
This t-shirt is making an important political statement.

Da:
Barney?

Cal:
Yes, it's saying that Orangemen are political dinosaurs.

Da:
Go and get your "Re-route the flute" t-shirt and stop your nonsense.

Cal:
I can't. Mummy put it in with the coloureds.

Da:
Oh, for crying out loud. Are you ready? Let's go.

There it is. There's Larne.

Cal:
You have got the road?

Da:
Ah, it's a wee bit blurred, but I can just make out the orange.

Cal:
Re-route sectarian marches!

Da:
Coat trailing bastards!

Ma:
Very good morning to you, too.

Da:
Excuse me, but it is not a very good morning. We, the concerned residents of Divis Tower, are being subjected to an outrageous display of sectarianism.

Cal:
Orange scum.

Ma:
And just twenty miles from your own doorstep. What do yous want for your breakfast?

Da:
Ah. I am on a diet. I will just have a fry.

Cal:
Could you cut my toast up into soldiers?

Da:
What?

Cal:
Sorry. Republican Freedom fighters struggling against British oppression.

Da:
Would you look at that? There's the cops, chatting away to them.

(chants) SS R.U.C. SS R.U.C.

Ma:
They still won't hear you in Larne.

Da:
Well that's not the point. The point is that the concerned residents have not given their consent. We tried to engage the Orange Order in dialogue. Cal even wrote them a letter.

Cal:
In my best Irish.

Ma:
Why don't yous just ignore the march?

Da:
Just ignore it? Oh, that's easy for you to say. It's not staring you in the face. Just you take a look down that telescope and tell me to ignore it.

Ma:
For God's sake, it's all blurred. When are you going to learn how to focus this thing?

Da:
Croppies will not lie down.

Ma:
Ah look, there's the digger.

Cal:
Daddy, it's Drumcree Four.

Da:
What a nauseating, triumphalist display. But then that's the Orange Order.

Ma:
That's not the Orange Order.

Da:
What?

Ma:
It's the D.O.E. digging up the road.

Da:
What?
Those orange coats are offensive.

Cal:
(chants) SS D.O.E.! SS D.O.E.!

Da:
Shut up.

Extract from "Give My Head Peace" (series 1, episode 1 entitled 'The long marching season' 16/01/1998)



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