Larne parade nothing but "coat-trailing exercise" - McMullan
Sinn Féin councillor Oliver McMullan has said a loyalist parade in Larne achieved nothing other than bringing further hurt to the families of the victims of Bloody Sunday and souring community relations in the town.
Cllr McMullan said:
"The parade on Saturday night was nothing short of a coat trailing exercise which achieved nothing other than bringing further hurt to the families who are victims of the Bloody Sunday Massacre.
“The erection of offensive and provocative banners and parades supporting the British Parachute Regiment and 'Soldier F,' the former British soldier facing murder charges in connection with Bloody Sunday, across Belfast and throughout the North have caused widespread hurt and trauma.
“It is appalling that the Bloody Sunday families have been forced to wait almost 50 years for any semblance of truth and justice as a direct result of the British state’s cover-up of murder and collusion during the conflict.
“I have been in contact with the police to raise my concerns about the parade which had a further negative impact on community relations in the town.”