Dallat “won’t be inhibited by death threat” as Twelfth violence hits Belfast

23 police officers and an MP have been hurt in violence in North Belfast.

North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds was taken to hospital after he was hit by a brick when violence broke out during the annual 12th of July parades.

It was sparked by loyalist anger over Orange Bands not being allowed to pass through Ardoyne, as ruled by the Parades commission.

The Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has condemned the clashes and called the violence an affront to the decent people of the city and of this island.

Meanwhile, East Derry MLA John Dallat has said he will not be inhibited by a death threat that was left on top of a loyalist bonfire in Garvagh.

A scarf shaped into a noose was left with a threatening note on Thursday evening.

Mr Dallat said despite the threat, he travelled to Garvagh on Thursday night, and was encouraged by what he saw...........

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