“..the only reception it deserves – a hostile one”

With a ruling due tomorrow on the British Armed Forces parade in Belfast on 2 November and a counter-protest by Sinn Féin, the News Letter points to the anger of some that the Parades Commission has no power to rule on an éirígí organised protest as they have not sought permission for their demonstration.

(éirígí link may not be working at present)

ADDS: I should have noted that dependent on éirígí plans they may not even fall within the scope of the Parades Commission. Under the Public Processions Act they would only be expected to apply if they intend to hold a parade or the focus of their demonstration is objecting to a parade. Demonstrating against a civic reception or the presence of British soldiers in Ireland falls under public order legislation.

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