Sensible to use new portable peace wall at parade flashpoints: chief constable

Pacemaker  Belfast 01/07/2014 East Belfast Mini Twelfth  The Somme Commemoration Parade also known as The East Belfast Mini Twelfth parade taking place on the Albertbridge Road with a total of 37 bands took part in the parade, organised by the Ballymacarrett District lodge No 6. Picture By: Aidan OReilly Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 01/07/2014 East Belfast Mini Twelfth The Somme Commemoration Parade also known as The East Belfast Mini Twelfth parade taking place on the Albertbridge Road with a total of 37 bands took part in the parade, organised by the Ballymacarrett District lodge No 6. Picture By: Aidan OReilly Pacemaker Press

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A mobile steel wall used last week to separate an Orange parade from residents of the Short Strand could be used at other parade flashpoints, the chief constable has said.

George Hamilton said that he thought the eight-feet high portable peace wall device, which was first used at the G8, could be useful in policing some contentious parades.

“We need to be careful to deploy it appropriately,” he told the News Letter.

 

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