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Adams slams Parade Commission's reversal of decision

25 June, 2004

Sinn Fein West Belfast MP Gerry Adams has described the Parades Commission's reversal of its earlier determination on the Springfield Road parade as an "act of moral cowardice".

Mr Adams said:

"The Parades Commission has succombed to sectarian threats. This is an act of moral cowardice."

The West Belfast MP appealed for "nationalists and republicans to be disciplined", and he commended the local residents and their representatives for the calm they have shown.

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