Parades protests 'should be lawful'
Published 08/07/2014 | 17:07
Northern Ireland's Executive has called for all parades-related protests to be lawful.
It follows a discussion about the marching situation in north Belfast at a ministerial meeting today.
Ulster Unionists had formally requested that a Parades Commission's ruling on the Orange parade in Ardoyne on July 12 should be discussed after restrictions were imposed.
But nationalists said decisions on individual parades and protests should be a matter for the commission rather than executive ministers.
A statement from the Executive said: " The Executive agreed that all parades and parades-related protests should be lawful.
"The Executive acknowledges the efforts of many to ensure a peaceful summer."