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Vandals target two Orange halls

Paint was thrown at an Orange hall in Belfast
Paint was thrown at an Orange hall in Belfast

Two Orange halls have been vandalised over the weekend.

Sectarian slogans were daubed on the Orange Hall in Rasharkin. It is understood it is the fourth time that the hall has been targeted this year.

In April, two petrol bombs were thrown at the hall on Main Street in the village, causing scorch damage.

Meanwhile, paint has been thrown at the front of Carlisle Circus Orange hall in Belfast. Major renovation work has recently been carried out there.

The hall is the starting point for the Belfast 12 July parade on Monday.

The attacks have been condemned by the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland.

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