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Bands sing and play sectarian tunes passing St Patrick's and Carrick Hill

12 July, 2013 - by Carál Ní Chuilín

 Following this morning's Orange Order parade past St Patrick's Church and Carrick Hill in North Belfast in which several Parade Commission determinations were broken, local Sinn Féin MLA Caral Ni Chuilín said:

 "There were numerous breeches of the Parades Commission determination at St Patrick's and Carrick Hill this morning.

 "Bands played provocative and sectarian tunes passing both St Patrick's and Carrick Hill. Indeed one band actually sang the racist Famine song seconds after passing St Patrick's.

 "Does the Orange Order who organise these parades support this behaviour?

 "Several unionist politicians also took part in the parade and the question they need to answer is, are they condoning the breaking of the law and this blatant sectarian and provocative behaviour? 

 "This lawbreaking needs to be taken into account by the Parades Commission in future determinations and the PPS and PSNI need to take action or this flouting of the law will continue."ENDS

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