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Sinn Féin welcomes decision not to allow march through Nationalist area of Maghera

4 August, 2006


Sinn Féin Mid Ulster MLA Geraldine Dougan has welcomed the decision by the Parades Commission not to allow an Apprentice Boys March through the upper end of Maghera on Saturday 12th August.

Mrs Dougan said:

"I welcome the decision by the Parades commission not to allow this parade through the Nationalist Upper end of the town. To try and force this parade through would have been wrong and would only have served to further heighten tensions.

I do not understand why such bands wish to parade through this area when it is clear it is not what the local community want. I am glad that the Parades commission has seen sense on this occasion" ENDS

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