The DUP has queried comments made by a member of the Parades Commission about the recent controversial IRA commemoration parade in Castlederg.
The parade was held on August 11 to commemorate Tyrone IRA members who died during the Troubles.
DUP MLA Tom Buchanan has now queried a comment by Parades Commission member Robin Percival on Twitter while at the event.
On 11 August Mr Percival, at the scene in Castlederg, said via Twitter: “Parade started heading up the Castlefin road. Some angry shouts from protesters at bottom of Ferguson Crescent.”
Mr Buchanan said: “He mentioned shouts by protesters yet there was no mention of the jeering directed at the innocent victims and the provocation they faced.”
Mr Percival, who is also chair of the Pat Finucane Centre, said: “I only tweeted what I saw and I did not see or hear it [the jeering],” he said, adding that it was “perfectly possible I did not see what occurred”.
Regarding paramilitary trappings, he said: “I don’t imagine that was the first parade where people dress in that manner, but paramilitary dress is a matter for the PSNI and the PPS.” The Parades Commission said Mr Percival’s tweets are “personal and are not written as a commissioner nor on behalf of the Parades Commission”, adding: “Any views expressed are not necessarily the views of the Commission.”