McKay to report breaches to Parades Commission

ONE of the protesters in Rasharkin on Friday night.INBM35-15 033SC.
ONE of the protesters in Rasharkin on Friday night.INBM35-15 033SC.

Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has said he will be reporting a number of breaches of a Parades Commission determination during a band parade in Rasharkin on Friday night.

Mr McKay said: “Thankfully the loyalist band parade through Rasharkin passed off peacefully.

“Residents will be glad to see the village return to normal after the huge policing operation because of this parade.

“There were a number of breaches of the Parades Commission’s determination and we will be reporting those to the Commission and the police.

“There were bands which took part which were not allowed to carry UVF and UDA flags and that is to be welcomed. However, residents do not want bands of this nature invited to the village.

“We also saw a band take part which was not notified to the police or the Parades Commission.”