Republican News · Thursday 4 September 1997

[An Phoblacht]

RUC attack Newry protestors

The RUC forcibly removed protestors from Kildare Street in Newry last Saturday to allow a Royal Black Preceptory march through the nationalist town.

Newry Residents Coalition Against Sectarian Marches accused the RUC of being the ``armed wing of the Black Preceptory''. Spokesperson John McCabe said that ``the RUC find it easy to discuss the parades issue with loyalists but they totally ignore the residents. The Blackmen also refused to talk to Newry Chamber of Commerce, the Mediation Network and Newry and Mourne Council.''

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