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Orangemen stage council protest
Orangemen protested outside Banbridge District Council
Orangemen protested outside Banbridge District Council
Hundreds of Orangemen have been protesting in Banbridge against the removal of British symbols from the local council offices.

The Orange Order said it followed the removal of items from the building.

These included plaques honouring the RUC and UDR. An order representative handed in a letter calling for the immediate return of the objects.

Last month police were called to Limavady council after a meeting about neutral spaces had to be abandoned.

Two Sinn Fein councillors said they were abused as they left the building.

The councillors, Anne Brolly and Marion Donaghy, said they were confronted by a crowd outside the council offices.



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Claire Savage reports from Banbridge District Council



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