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"Illegal Loyalist band parade highly provocative" - Ní Chuilín

27 August, 2013 - by Carál Ní Chuilín

Branding an illegal Loyalist band parade on Monday night as highly provocative, Sinn Féin North Belfast MLA Carál Ní Chuilín said:

"This illegal attempt by Loyalists to march through Ardoyne last night was highly provocative and increases tensions in the area.

"I will be addressing these concerns with the PSNI at a senior level and will be expecting action being taken against those involved."This illegal parade involved marchers with orange collarettes, bands and known loyalists.

"The fact that the parade was able to march so close to the Ardoyne interface raises questions about the PSNI response and resources in the area.

"Unionists need to show leadership and use their influence to defuse this tension which is clearly centred in an alliance between the UVF and Orange Order in Belfast."

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