Immoral Parades Commission ruling a reward for violence

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A year after the Parades Commission made arguably its most outrageous determination, the organisation has exceeded even that benchmark.

Last year the quango ruled that Orangemen would have to pass the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast by 4.30pm — a farcical decision to accommodate a dissident republican march deliberately timed to disrupt the traditional parade — meaning they had to miss most of the parade home.

Despite fury at a decision seen as a sop to dissident republicans, who have consistently organised protests in the vicinity of the parade which descended into serious rioting and attempts to murder police officers, the Orange lodges abided by that decision.


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