'Move your tents so we can parade for fallen heroes': D-Day veteran, 91, remonstrates with St Paul's protesters
A Second World War veteran begged anti-capitalist protesters camped outside St Paul's to have some respect for those trying to mark Remembrance Sunday at the cathedral.
Wally Harris, 91, went to the cathedral to ask the activists to move their tents so that his City of London Regiment could parade in honour of their fallen comrades.
The former Rolls-Royce mechanic from Bracknell, Berkshire, won the military medal for gallantry after he fought on Gold Beach in Normandy on D-Day and was part of the force that liberated Brussels.
Ronan McNern, a spokesman for Occupy London Stock Exchange, said the protesters were 'liaising with the Church' to prevent disruption on November 13.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z1cknEqm00
He said four of the tents had been moved to create a fire exit.
'The last thing we'd want to do is be disrespectful to the people attending,' he added.'
Shouldn't be a problem them but it doesn't stop the usual Mail readers getting all huffed and puffed.
No, Mr Harris Sir. They have no respect!!
- caroline, manchester, 4/11/2011 4:55 646
Now I would be honored to vote for you Sir, a man of integrity and common sense. Why can't these yellow politicians have your intestinal fortitude???
- Rob, Vancouver, BC, 4/11/2011 4:20 619
They only move at night to go home to their warm apartments.
- Salfordian, Salford., 4/11/2011 7:13 522
Well no, that was proved false.
This lot will laugh in his face .
- parrcent, Merseyside , 4/11/2011 4:08 365
Based on what exactly?