Sinn Féin Councillor Christopher Jackson has called on parade organisers and the PSNI to explain why they failed to remove a band wearing provocative symbols from today’s Apprentice Boys Parade in Derry.
Cllr Christopher Jackson said:
“It’s unacceptable that a flute band bearing symbols relating to Soldier F were allowed to march in today’s Apprentice Boy’s Parade in Derry.
“The PSNI and the organisers must explain why, after giving an assurance that no provocative symbols would not be tolerated, this band were allowed to march on the parade.
“This is a deliberate attempt to stir up tension and to hurt the families of the Bloody Sunday victims.
“Sinn Féin will be raising this incident with the Parades Commission and the police to ensure it does not happen again.” Críoch/Ends