Friday, 8 July 2011
GARC Disgust at Parade Determination
Greater Ardoyne Residents Collective (GARC) Spokesperson, Martin Og Meehan has expressed his community's disgust at the decison by the Parades Commission to restrict the route of Ardoyne residents away from the Crumlin Road on July 12.
Mr. Meehan said; 'The Greater Ardoyne community are angry that the Commission has permitted the Protestant/Unionist/Loyalist community to parade where they are clearly NOT WELCOME. However, local residents are NOT ALLOWED to march within their own area! It is now official, the people of Greater Ardoyne are second-class citizens in our own country'.
He concluded; 'In spite of, this evening's disappointing determination. Our Collective again call opponents of next Tuesday's sectarian parade through Ardoyne to follow our lead and register their opposition by their presence. We ask that this MUST be in a calm, dignified and peaceful manner. These unwelcome marches NEED to seen for what they are and we do NOT want any violence'.