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Belfast police face hypocrisy claims for not fining cenotaph protesters over breaches of coronavirus rules


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People outside City Hall in Belfast on Saturday as part of a gathering to protect war memorials

People outside City Hall in Belfast on Saturday as part of a gathering to protect war memorials

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An anti-racism protester in Belfast on Saturday, June 6

An anti-racism protester in Belfast on Saturday, June 6

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Blathnaid O’Donnell and her mum Helen, who were both issued with fines for attending the BLM event in Derry

Blathnaid O’Donnell and her mum Helen, who were both issued with fines for attending the BLM event in Derry

Jayda Fransen (right) and Jolene Bunting on Saturday

Jayda Fransen (right) and Jolene Bunting on Saturday

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People outside City Hall in Belfast on Saturday as part of a gathering to protect war memorials

Police have been accused of double standards in dealing with rallies after failing to issue a single fine at a gathering to 'protect' Belfast's cenotaph.

A week earlier up to 70 people were penalised for breaches of coronavirus regulations at anti-racism protests in Londonderry and Belfast.

A Policing Board member last night accused the PSNI of inconsistency.