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Willie Frazer freed after breaching bail

By Alan Erwin

Loyalist campaigner Willie Frazer has been freed after being arrested for breaching a ban on going near any public protests.

The 53-year-old had been detained in an east Belfast cafe following his attendance at Stormont for a special debate on Twelfth of July parading decisions.

Belfast Magistrates Court also heard how he confronted representatives of new political party NI21 in the Great Hall at Parliment Buildings on Tuesday.

It was claimed he told MLA Basil McCrea: "You're a disgrace. You should have called your party the AK47 Party."

Frazer, from Markethill, Co Armagh, is charged with encouraging offences by an address to Union flag demonstrators in January. He is also accused of three counts of taking part in an un-notified public procession, obstructing traffic in a public place, and possession of a prohibited weapon, namely a Taser stun-gun.

Although Deputy District Judge Bonita Boyd ruled that he had technically breached bail, she agreed to release him again on the terms of his bail.

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