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Revolutionaries strike blow for Irish freedom... by renaming a Belfast street after a unionist

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Lasair Dhearg clearly forgot Che's injunction and didn't read up on Dr William Drennan, says Nelson McCausland

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Members of Lasair Dhearg outside Queen’s University with their ‘replacement sign’

Members of Lasair Dhearg outside Queen’s University with their ‘replacement sign’

Members of Lasair Dhearg outside Queen’s University with their ‘replacement sign’

Last week Lasair Dhearg (Red Flame) were out on the streets of Belfast fighting "imperialism", "colonialism", "occupation", "subjugation" and "partition". Armed with a step ladder and what looked like some sticky-backed plastic signs, they were out to bring on their Marxist republican revolution. It sounds rather like a Monty Python script, with a dash of Blue Peter and a lot of Citizen Smith.

They had selected a number of street names and sent out a cadre of activists with the revolutionary mission of sticking up 14 new street signs with names.

Most of the new names were those of members of the Provisional IRA, the Irish Republican Brotherhood or the United Irishmen.