Charges over Newtownabbey protest

Published Sunday, 27 January 2013
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A man has been charged following a protest in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim.

Charges over Newtownabbey protest
The man is due in court. (© UTV)

The 31-year-old was detained on Saturday night.

He has been charged with resisting police, riot, assault on police and possession of a class B drug.

He is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Meanwhile, police said they dealt with disorder in the area on Sunday night.

A PSNI spokesperson said the O'Neill Road and Station Road were closed to traffic for a time. They have now re-opened.

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Tommy Atkins in London, England wrote (451 days ago):
Heather Here you are again swimming and submerging yourself in whataboutery and minor concerns. You are missing the big picture and that is that your province is fast turning into a "pariah" which no one wants anything to do with Law and upholding the same is not always 100% equal in any country, but the system is all you have Hitherto you had a one sided police force force (RUC) backed by a one sided reserve RUSC) and that was akin to a fascist Gov/Regime. Tell me Heather --Would you like to see the British army come in to N Ireland to put deal with these protests
heather in newtownabbey wrote (451 days ago):
ref tomc ...no one was saying that rioting was right ,, just stating that if utv are going to report on a story let them get their facts right... fact is where is all the hoo haa about the republican protest on the roads of londonderry ???? it is a democratic right to protest not be beaten to the ground (east belfast ) weekend ,, set of rules for one set for another ,,, after all republicans have done this for over 30 years !!! where has it gotten them ??? oh yes sitting along with the other muppets on the hill !!! who is paying them ??? oh yes the BRITISH TAXPAYER !!!! not so shy in taking that money !!!!
Tomc in Belfast wrote (452 days ago):
If we're getting facts correct, this chap was arrested for rioting etc when no protest took place. It's not a joke, it's a fact. I'm sure he'll be in front of the beak in Belfast on Monday - feel free to attend and see if he contests the charges.
heather in newtownabbey wrote (452 days ago):
utv please get your facts right !!! the station road has been closed for resurfacing for 2 days now !!!! try reporting the truth for a change !!!!
Cathy in Newtownabbey wrote (452 days ago):
This is an absolute joke. What happened to the protesters being arrested for blocking roads. Disgraceful
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