Taking ‘the high ground?’

Belfast Mayor, Jim Rodgers, has suggested that the Pride of the Raven flute band ‘take the high ground’ and withdraw their controversial application to hold a protest parade against Alliance MLA, Anna Lo. The “very respectable” [Mr. Rodgers’ words] Pride of the Raven Band had initially applied to march through Donegall Pass, a decision which prompted outrage due to suspicions that the route of the parade was deliberately selected to intimidate chinese people residing and working in the area- a belief which the Parades Commission obviously shared to some degree, given that they have banned the parade from taking that route during next Saturday’s proposed parade.

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