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Pride of the Bann Flute Band intends to hold its parade on July 13

Pride of the Bann Flute Band intends to hold its parade on July 13

Pride of the Bann Flute Band intends to hold its parade on July 13

A loyalist band has sent a letter to the Parades Commission saying that it is to proceed with a planned march on July 13 after being told it couldn't go ahead due to lockdown restrictions.

Writing on behalf of Coleraine's Pride of the Bann Flute Band, loyalist blogger Jamie Bryson said that the Covid-19 regulations did not prohibit parading, as it is not mentioned in the legislation.

As July 12 falls on a Sunday this year, the main parades were originally scheduled to take place on the Monday.