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Sectarian policing must be avoided

Published 04/04/2016

What an Easter holiday of contrasts. A policeman allegedly helps a nationalist put up a Tricolour flag onto a pub.

Then we see masked republicans parade past a police station with what looks like a breach of restrictions from the Parades Commission.

Finally, we see junior Orange children probably being traumatised and hospitalised due to CS spray being used in response to a nudge.

This is outrageous and I think the PSNI do themselves no favours. I say to the PSNI: go ahead, win republican support, but don't abuse your responsibilities and think you can police Protestants in a second-class manner.

I say to the politicians: address this void in what is looking to the wider community as sectarian policing.

OBSERVER

Belfast

Belfast Telegraph

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