On Sunday 21st of February the Belfast Republican Socialist Youth Movement remembered with pride Irish National Liberation Army Volunteer Hugh Ferguson.
A parade of up to a 100 people which included the family of Hugh Ferguson, as well as comrades and supporters, was held on Sunday 21st, which left from the Whiterock area of West Belfast. A colour party consisting of Belfast RSYM and IRSP activists headed the march on its way to the memorial plaque of Volunteer Hugh Ferguson and Comrade Hugh O’Neil.
Wreaths on behalf of the Irish Republican Socialist Party, the Republican Socialist Youth Movement and the Irish National Liberation Army were laid at the memorial plaque. The colour party then lowered the flags in remembrance of Volunteer Hugh Ferguson. Friend and comrade of Volunteer Hugh Ferguson, veteran Republican Socialist Joe Heaney, gave the main oration at the event. Proceedings came to an end with Amhrán na bhFiann being played by a member of the James Connolly MFB.
Speaking at a fitting commemoration on the 35th anniversary of the INLA volunteers death, Joe Heaney Said:
‘’Hugh as a young man was full of courage and bravery who fought for the rights of the Irish Working Class throughout his short life, Hugh’s spirit lives on amongst our young Republican Socialist’s of today namely the activists of the Republican Socialist Youth Movement’’
We would like to extend a special thank you to the Michael Kearney/Patrick Campbell Cumann for organising the event.