Sunday, 4 July 2010



The discredited Parades Commission has once again kicked the Ardoyne community in the face by permitting another unwelcome display of drunken bigotry through our area. History has proven these marches inevitably lead to unwanted violence!

Contrary to what some claim, it is evident that dialogue with this quango offers our community nothing but repeated sectarian marches through Ardoyne. G.A.R.C. has proposed an alternative route which has been endorsed by over 1100 households in the greater Ardoyne area. However, some have attempted to rubbish our proposal because of party-political reasons.

In spite of erroneous smears, G.A.R.C. will not allow the human rights of a majority of residents in the greater Ardoyne area to be ignored. We respect the Protestant religion/heritage and culture. We support the right of all groups to parade in a peaceful manner. As long as, they adhere to the rights of others and march only where they are welcome. It is our intention that the people of greater Ardoyne are left in peace and that Loyalist marches are re-routed away from our district.

The Greater Ardoyne Residents Collective call upon opponents of sectarian marches to come to Ardoyne and stand shoulder to shoulder in a peaceful and dignified protest with local residents on the 12th of July.

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