An Appreciation: Butch Roche by Rayner O’Connor Lysaght.

 

An Appreciation:  Butch (Frank) Roche by Rayner O’Connor Lysaght.

On 23rd of July 1970 Butch Roche a Saor Eire supporter smuggle two CS gas grenades into the Public Gallery of the House Of Commons, and threw them onto the Floor of the House, shouting ‘here’s a present from the Falls, you bastards’. To give MP’s first hand experience of what life was like for the Belfast working-class during the Falls curfew of July 1970. Roche an original member of the Irish Workers Group and the Peoples Democracy received a one year prison sentence for the incident.

Butch (Frank) Roche

Butch (Frank) Roche

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