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Parades Commission reroutes Belfast parade due to 'potential disorder'

Band is told decision due to potential for disorder

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A parade in north Belfast last year

A parade in north Belfast last year

A parade in north Belfast last year

The Parades Commission has put restrictions on a loyalist march in north Belfast, rerouting it to avoid the potential for public disorder.

Ballysillan Volunteers Flute Band had notified the watchdog of its intention to parade in the area with 30 members, in accordance with the current health regulations.

In its determination the commission explained the proposed route is "near sensitive interfaces, creates uncertainty, and poses a major risk to community relations".