Men to sue police and PPS after Ardoyne protest case thrown out

GARC spokesman, Dee Fennel pictured leaving Laganside Courts.

GARC spokesman, Dee Fennel pictured leaving Laganside Courts.

Seventeen men have been acquitted of staging an unlawful protest during a loyal order march in north Belfast.

A judge on Tuesday dismissed the case against them after being told they had simply gathered in Ardoyne to watch the parade.

The defendants have now vowed to sue the police and public prosecution service for allegedly breaching their right to assembly.

 

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