Large police operation at housing march

Large police operation at housing march

Police mounted a large scale security operation in Belfast city centre ahead of a civil rights demonstration in Belfast which aimed to highlight housing "inequality".

Large numbers of police gathered in the Donegall Avenue area of the city ahead of the lunchtime parade.Royal Avenue was closed between Donegall Street and North Street for a period during the parade.The event was organised by the North Belfast Civil Rights' Association.Its aim, organisers said, was to "highlight inequality in housing" in nationalist areas.The rally also called for more leisure facilities to be provided in those areas.A small loyalist protest was held on Royal Avenue during the march.The demonstration passed off without incident, police said.CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)


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