After today's peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in town, i am appalled at the behavior of former Green Howards regiment soldiers. Growing up as a member of St Mary's Church i supported Green Howards regiment, listened to the Green Howards prayer each week, but after today i have lost respect for my local regiment and will no longer be supporting them. A protest in town took place to highlight that racism is still an issue and unfortunately they were proven right today by bigots who wore the Green Howards beret and held the regimental flag while shouting and jeering over the speakers at the protest and interrupting moments of silence to remember lives lost due to racism and police brutality. This is a country where your soldiers fought for freedom of speech in 2 World Wars, yet seem to now not respect that right of every person. On your next memorial Sunday would you tolerate such a bigoted protest at your memorial to your comrades? I assume that those former members who proudly wear the berets and badges are expected to behave in a civilized manner when representing the Green Howards in public? Or do you condone this behavior?
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This is appalling, to think that soldiers of a British Army regiment, who have an enviable long standing record in history, should turn to this sort of thing . I am not bothered what the colour of your skin is, your religion, your tongue, your eyes. your job, your circumstances. If like you are law abiding, and friendly and sociable citizen. what the heck. We are all on one planet, living and doing the same thing. OK you may not like the Politics, but Politics is in everything we do and say, it's called Democracy. If the cap fits wear it? And before I get slaughtered on this comment, YES I do know that our friends of my previous listings are also capable of what has transpired, I am not a fool. The Bickering on all sides must stop, and we must all start living like the human beings we are.