Order’s annual Drumcree protest

Orangemen protest at Drumcree church last July, after a parade was barred from proceeding down the Garvaghy Road

Orangemen protest at Drumcree church last July, after a parade was barred from proceeding down the Garvaghy Road

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Orangemen will attempt to complete the return leg of their parade home from Drumcree tomorrow – as they have done each year on this weekend since 1998.

Tensions over the parade along the Garvaghy Road in Portadown threatened to bring anarchy across Northern Ireland in the late 1990s.

Yesterday Portadown District Master Darryl Hewitt promised a peaceful but resolute protest.

 

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