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Willie Frazer plans new 'Love Ulster' rally for Dublin despite 2006 riots

A new ‘Love Ulster’ parade is being planned for Dublin city centre, loyalist campaigner Willie Fraser has revealed.

He said he is planning to bring around 200 people and one loyalist band for a march through the capital in January or February of next year.

The planned route would take marchers down O’Connell street towards Leinster House on Kildare Street.

Mr Fraser said he decided to organise the march after the Government confirmed this week that it would ask the European Court of Human Rights to re-examine the case of the 'hooded men', who say they were tortured by  British soldiers  during internment in 1971.

Mr Fraser claims that the Irish Government's move was hypocritical.

He added that the march in Dublin would be to call for justice and equality.

He said he hopes to meet with gardaí in the coming weeks to discuss the plans for this latest parade.

In a statement today, Mr Frazer has said: "The Irish government have had every opportunity to help and talk with us but on the world stage and even locally refused to even acknowledge that the Ulster people exist."

"Well the Ulster people do exist and so the Love Ulster campaign will be going back to Dublin in late January early February 2015 - and we will make sure the world knows all about the IRA and the Irish government," he added.

A similar march in 2006 ended in serious violence when republican demonstrators clashed with gardai on O'Connell Street.

Several people were injured and 41 arrests were made.

Source: Irish Independent

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