Sinn Féin Minister hit by PSNI jeep following Tour of the North

According to reports on twitter, Sinn Féin Minister Carál Ní Chuilín was taken to hospital after being hit by a jeep at Carrickhill following the Tour of the North parade on Friday night. Gerry Kelly was also carried on the bonnet of a PSNI jeep.

Gerry Adams has given some details:

The Belfast Telegraph had reported earlier on the parade, quoting Carál Ní Chuilín herself as she said:

…she was “disappointed” with what she claimed was a “breach of the determination set down by the Parades Commission”. “At the feeder parade there was a breach of the determination set down by the Parades Commission and on the way back as well,” she said. “I mean this has been described as the first significant parade of the parading season and if that’s the start I would ask people to reflect on what they were doing.”

Not exactly a surprise, then.

In an interesting aside, the Irish Independent had already posted on the *largely* peaceful passage of the Tour of the North parade. The page has now been taken down (check out the url in this dead link).

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