16 March 2005 Edition

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Loyalists plan another contentious march

Two weeks after it broke a Parades Commission determination on the Whitewell Road, the UDA-aligned North Belfast Whitewell Defenders Flute Band has again applied to parade along the contested route, including the nationalist Whitewell Road.

In February, the PSNI allowed the band and its followers to deviate from the route laid down in a Parades Commission determination and escorted them along the nationalist Whitewell Road.

Whitewell community worker Paul McKernon said the plan for the second march along a route that was banned by the Parades Commission was "absolutely ridiculous".

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