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Rush hour protest by Orange Order after hall attack

By Staff Reporter

Published 01/07/2015

Orangemen staged a protest at their Clifton Street hall in Belfast yesterday evening.

Sash-clad Orangemen stood on the white lines outside the hall, which was the target of a recent sectarian attack.

There was traffic congestion during the rush hour protest.

A large number of police watched on as a number of republican youths gathered just before the road's junctions with the Westlink.

Worshipful district master of Belfast District number two, which is based at the Clifton Street hall, said the protest was to show support to those campaigning for Parades Commission restricts at Ardoyne to be relaxed.

He said: "We are 100% in solidarity with Twaddell. Those brethren should be allowed, in a British democracy, to return home."

Clifton Street Orange hall was attacked with paint and petrol bombs on Sunday night.

The petrol bomb ignited but fell short. Minor damage was caused to the hall.

Police have appealed for calm at interface areas right across the city.

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