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