Who owns the roads in Ballymena?

We often hear from supporters of the  loyalist Marching Orders that those opposed to parades don’t ‘own the road.’

A 58-year old woman was assaulted during a Black Institution parade in Ballymena at the weekend. Her ‘crime’ was to cross the road during a gap in the parade, which allegedly prompted marchers to assault her. During the assault, the 5ft 1 lady was punched in the face and neck and had her fingers dislocated.

No doubt those responsible will be swiftly brought to justice as there could hardly have been a shortage of witnesses- not least from the Loyal brethren on parade….

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