Arrest over Black parade ruling breach

Published Wednesday, 03 October 2012
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Five people have been charged in connection with rioting in north Belfast, including one man who has also been arrested on suspicion of breaching a parades commission ruling.

Arrest over Black parade ruling breach
A man has been arrested on suspicion of breaching a Parades Commission ruling. (© UTV)

A 15-year-old, 17-year-old, 22-year-old and 23-year-old were all arrested on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old man has been charged with riotous assembly, possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and provocative conduct.

The charges relate public disorder in the Denmark Street area of North Belfast on Sunday 2nd September.

The charge of provocative conduct relates to an incident in the Donegall Street area of North Belfast on 12 July.

He is expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday 29 October.

The man was also arrested on suspicion of a breach of Parades Commission determination on Donegall Street on Saturday 25 August and has been bailed for this offence.

A 23-year-old man has been charged with riotous assembly, incitement to riot, possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, criminal damage and theft.

The charges relate to public disorder in the Denmark Street area on Sunday 2 September.

He was also arrested on suspicion of provocative conduct in the Donegall Street area on 12 July, he has been bailed in relation to the offence.

He is expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday 29 October.

The two teenagers are charged in connection with public disorder in the Denmark Street area on Sunday 2 September.

They will appear at Belfast Youth Court on Monday 29 October.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday morning and has been charged with affray and common assault. The charges relate to disorder on the Donegall Street area on Saturday 25 August.

He is expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on Tuesday 30 October.

Restrictions were imposed on a Royal Black Instiution parade by the Parades Commission after a loyalist band played a song alleged to be sectarian outside St Patrick's Church on Donegall Street on the Twelfth of July.

On Saturday 25 August the Young Conway Volunteers breached the ban imposed on them from marching past the church while other bands breached a ruling that they should only play a single drumbeat while going past the building.

Missiles were hurled at police in riot gear in the Carlisle Circus, Clifton Street and Antrim Road areas of the city on Sunday 2 September after a loyalist crowd gathered to protest at a republican march organised by the Henry Joy McCracken Republican Flute Band.

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Danny in Ulster wrote (664 days ago):
When a loyalist band plays music near a catholic church there is a big crackdown and arrests, but when republican terrorists and their supporters march outside a protestant church wearing paramilitary uniforms with guns the authorities turn a blind eye... Justice denied.
Martin in Belfast wrote (664 days ago):
bob yo really think there is a conspiracy against Unionism? There were arrests after the trouble in Ardoyne and rightly so just as rightly these arrests have been made as the law was broken but just which illegal protests and marches are you pontificating about?
bob in belfast wrote (664 days ago):
guess the police are going to try and break the backs of loyalist bands ...maybe if thy went after republicans equally it would be seen as fair but they have held plenty of illegal protests and marches some ending in violence and the PC doesnt even put any restrictions on most republican marches
Tomc in Belfast wrote (664 days ago):
Nope - no sign of the usual ganches who are normally demanding action. Seems that critisism is far easier than praise.
Robert in Belfast wrote (665 days ago):
It seems once again that it is unfair to the catholic community as these rioters have been released on police bail to appear in court on later date's but in ardoyne the rioter's were mostly remanded into custody and there were a lot more arrests up in ardoyne what is going on!
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