Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 26 February 2015

Orange fury over Belfast march restrictions

The Orange Order has reacted angrily to restrictions imposed on a contentious parade in Belfast this weekend.

The Parades Commission has ruled that just 50 people can march through the city's main "peaceline" during Saturday's annual Whiterock parade.

The Orange Order says the decision as unjust and shows the commission has no useful role.

In a statement last night, it said it would be consulting with the wider community and political leaders about the implications of the ruling for community relations and human rights.

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