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Eight men convicted over un-notified republican parade

Eight men have been convicted in relation to an un-notified republican parade last year.

The parade, organised by Republican Sinn Fein, was held in Lurgan on March 31 last year as part of an Easter Rising commemoration.

During the "colour party", police clashed with masked demonstrators when they moved in to break up the parade as it made its way down the Levin Road in the town.

Eight men, aged 49, 48, 40, 37, 31, 30, 29 and 25-years-old, were convicted in court on Tuesday and received fines.

Chief Inspector Burrows in this video welcomes the conviction of the 8 masked men who took part in an un-notified...

Posted by PSNI Craigavon on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

PSNI Chief Inspector Jon Burrows said: "This conviction follows a very thorough, tenacious and effective policing operation and investigation and demonstrates the commitment of the PSNI to bring offenders to justice, tackle paramilitarism and uphold the rule of law.

"I want to thank those who worked very hard to deliver this result."

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