WATCH: Loyalists march in Markethill in opposition to Protocol

Staff reporter


Staff reporter

Loyalists held a further protest in Markethill on Wednesday evening, voicing their objections to the NI Protocol.

In recent weeks there have been a number of protests across Northern Ireland by loyalists, who say the protocol has undermined the region's place within the Union.

Markethill was one of the first places to see such protests, first with signs being erected in the town and a protest march taking place on Easter Monday.

A further parade was held on Wednesday, with what appeared to be between 30 and 40 people taking part.

Footage shows that there was a police presence in the town as the parade took place.

District Commander for Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, Superintendent Patricia Foy said: "Police were made aware of an un-notified procession on Main Street in Markethill yesterday evening (Wednesday, 21st April).

"Organisers of parades are required to give formal notification of their intentions and, last night, warnings were given to participants and an evidence-gathering operation was in place.

"We will now review all the footage gathered and consider any suspected breaches of the Public Processions (NI) Act 1998 and the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations NI 2020."

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