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Orange Hangers-on raising tensions in Carrickhill

12 July, 2005

Sinn Féin North Belfast Councillor Caral Ní Chuilín has said that the PSNI
are facilitating Orange Order 'supporters' in the Carrickhill area who are
raising tensions in the area.

Cllr Ni Chuilín said:

"There are a large number of Orange Order hangers-on congregating in the
Carrickhill area. They are drinking heavily and are clearly intent on trying
to escalate tension in the area.

"The PSNI are facilitating this behaviour and this is totally unacceptable.

Sinn Féin are on the ground trying to manage tensions, particularly with
tonight's return parade still to come but this sort of drunken inflammatory
behaviour is very unwelcome." ENDS

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