Man arrested over parade trouble

Published Monday, 10 September 2012
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A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection with disorder that broke out in Belfast following a Royal Black Institution parade.

Man arrested over parade trouble
Police in riot gear held back protestors during the demonstration. (© Pacemaker)

Police investigating the public disorder that broke out in the Donegall Street area on Saturday 25 August arrested a man on Monday on suspicion of affray.

He is currently in custody helping police with their inquiries.

Trouble broke out in the area after loyalist bands defied a ruling by the Parades Commission that only a single drumbeat should be played when passing St Patrick's church on Donegall Street during the parade.

The ban was imposed after a loyalist band played a song alleged to be sectarian outside the same church on the Twelfth of July.

Seven police officers were injured during the trouble.

© UTV News
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