Clearly feelings amongst some sections of the community in Armagh are running high. The city’s MP Conor Murphy has appealed for calm before tomorrow’s events:
“The decision to allow a loyalist band parade through Armagh on St Patrick’s Day is flawed at the most fundamental level,” Mr Murphy said.
“The PSNI and Parades Commission have said that they are satisfied that this parade is non controversial and while I do not believe this to be the case I would appeal to all those in Armagh tomorrow to remain cool headed.”
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