The roar of thousands of motorbike engines throbbed through Central London yesterday as patriot-bikers protested at the May regime’s persecution of an old soldier who served his country in Northern Ireland. Thousands of bikers gathered from all across the country to ride on Westminster, to show support for ‘Soldier F’.
Up to 1,000 bikers, riding all manner of motorcycles, brought traffic in central London to a standstill as they rode across Westminster Bridge in a show of solidarity with the victim of a witchunt by the government that is happy to deal with former IRA terrorists.
‘Soldier F’ is the code name for the one soldier who is facing prosecution for the 1972 massacre.
Organisers of the event, dubbed ‘Rolling Thunder’, say they are protesting the British Government’s actions in charging the former squaddie.
He is the only one set to stand trial for the massacre, that took place in Londonderry at the height of the Troubles.
As the protest took place in London, a similar Rolling Thunder demonstration rode to Stormont, in Belfast, also to show support for Soldier F.
Around 80 riders, many of them military veterans, set off from Cultra, County Down, and arrived at Stormont, the seat of devolved government in Belfast, at around 1.30pm.