The Chair of the Ulster Unionist Councillors’ Association, Trevor Wilson, has called on You Tube to explain why, over the weekend, it chose to close down a number of accounts and remove footage of local marching bands.
Councillor Trevor Wilson said:
“The local band scene is thriving and is a key part of unionist culture, providing a great deal of colour and musical skill throughout the summer months, and is the source of pleasure and enjoyment for tens of thousands of people.
“Over the weekend, I and a number of party colleagues, including former MLA Jenny Palmer, have been approached by members of the local band fraternity regarding action taken by You Tube.
“There is a great deal of anger out there that a number of accounts have been closed without explanation or warning, and hundreds of hours of footage lost as a result.
“I am therefore calling on You Tube to explain why they chose to take the action they have and to re-instate the footage they have removed.”