Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 31 July 2014

Video: Crowds gather in Belfast and Derry to 'celebrate' death of Margaret Thatcher

Crowds gather in Derry's Bogside to 'celebrate' the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Crowds gather in Derry's Bogside to 'celebrate' the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Crowds gather in Derry's Bogside to 'celebrate' the death of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher
Crowds gather in Derry's Bogside to 'celebrate' the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
20/6/2001 Baroness Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, seated in the House of Lords, London, for the State Opening of Parliament
20/6/2001 Baroness Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, seated in the House of Lords, London, for the State Opening of Parliament

Large numbers of people have gathered in Londonderry to 'celebrate' the death of Margaret Thatcher earlier today.

The crowd - many waving Tricolour flags - gathered at the famous Free Derry Corner in the city's Bogside.

Several Chinese lanterns were also lit as families gathered in the area this evening.

Crowds also gathered on the Falls Road in west Belfast.

Meanwhile elsewhere in Glasgow and London there were similar events.

A crowd of two or three hundred people assembled in Glasgow's George Square where in 1989 protests to the introduction of Thatcher's poll tax took place.

Some wore party hats and launched streamers into the air while a bottle of champagne was opened with a toast to the demise of Baroness Thatcher.

Members of various organisations including the Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation, the Communist Party, the Socialist Party, the Socialist Working Party, the International Socialist Group, were joined by members of the public to mark the occasion.

Meanwhile, More than 100 people gathered in Brixton, south London - the scene of fierce riots in 1981 - two years into her first time in office.

There was also a reaction from music star Morrissey, a long-time critic of Baroness Thatcher, who berated her as "barbaric" and "without an atom of humanity".

Celebration of Margaret Thatcher's death on Falls Road, Belfast

Street party in Leeds celebrates Margaret Thatcher's death

 

 

 

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