Strabane Councillor says there is no reason to ban planned Orange Order march

Cllr Hussey
Cllr Hussey

An Ulster Unionist Cllr in Strabane has said he sees no reason why an Orange Order march through Strabane Town Centre should not be allowed.

Four orange order bands with up to 200 members are planning to march through Strabane town centre on the morning of the 12th of July.

Yesterday, West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty said he believed the parade should not be allowed as it would be highly provocative and would increase the chances of trouble in the town on the 12th.

But Strabane Cllr Derek Hussey, says if Council is trying to promote the town centre as a more welcoming place, then this orange order parade should be allowed: