Man in court on Derry Easter Monday charges

A 49-year-old has appeared at Derry Magistrates Court today charged in connection with a Real IRA march on Easter Monday.

Marvin Canning 51, Galliagh Park, Derry was charged with arranging or organising a meeting in support of a proscribed organisation and aiding and abetting uniformed men who were supporting a proscribed organisation namely the IRA.

A police officer opposed bail and said that during the march on April 25 organised by the 32 County Sovereignity Movement threats were made against PSNI members sand others who would be perceived as 'traitors' by the IRA.

He said Canning was seen driving a White van from which the colour party alighted.
He agreed that Canning had told police that he was approached by two men and asked to drive to a street where the colour party entered the van.
The detective said Canning told them he had no knowledge of the statement that was read out and that he disagreed with the contents.
District judge Barney McElholm granted bail and said it was in part because Canning did not agree with the 'appalling remarks' made that day.

Canning was released on bail of £1000 with one similar surety and ordered to observe a curfew.

He was also banned from attending any meeting or protest organised by the 32 CSM or any group who claim to support the IRA.he will appear again on July 7.