Nationalist anger in Armagh
Nationalists in Armagh reacted with fury at the decision to force
the Portadown Orange Order down the Garvaghy Road. A public
meeting was held at the Shambles and despite short notice
hundreds attended. It was chaired by Barry McKee of the local
residents association and Sinn Féin councillors Noel Sheridan and
Sean McGirr. The speakers criticised both Ronnie Flanagan, the
RUC and Mowlam.
A white line picket at the Shambles on Tuesday night resulted in
a crowd of several hundreds surging up English Street and
confronting the massed line of RUC landrovers and armoured
personnel carriers. The RUC attempted to disperse the crowd. The
picket lasted an hour and was concluded when Sheridan addressed
the crowd reminding them of further protests during the week.
Shambles Rally Wednesday 9th - 8pm
Irish Street white line picket Thursday 10th - 8pm
Shambles white line picket Friday 11th - 8pm
Saturday 12 July - there will be a series of protests and pickets
at the Shambles and Railway street areas to protest against the
Orange Order's expected march through the area.