Another Silent Soldier has been broken. There has been controversy over whether this is down to vandalism or strong winds. Last night, winds did not get above six kmph. That not enough to ruffle your hair let alone to snap a Silent Soldier.

Anti-social behaviour on a weekend night along Parys Road is not unusual. Discarded chip cartons, pizza boxes, even McDonalds boxes and beakers. And on most Sunday mornings a couple of heaps of vomit. I don’t believe for one moment this soldier was felled by the wind. It was an act of mindless and disrespectful vandalism.

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