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Leonard welcomes Parades Commission determination on Coleraine march

24 June, 2010

Sinn Féin east Derry MLA Billy Leonard has welcomed the decision by the Parades Commission to prevent a Orange Parade from passing the spot where Kevin McDaid was murdered last year.

Speaking today Mr Leonard said;

“I welcome this move by the Parades Commission; it will go some way to reducing tension and the potential for tension.

I think it is wholly inappropriate to have an Orange parade past the spot where Kevin McDaid was brutally murdered.

Much work is ongoing in the area to try and ease intercommunity tensions and I commend that work however we have to realise the hurt and offense that this parade could cause and it is only sheer common sense that the Parades Commission should take this appropriate decision.” CRÍOCH

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