UK News: Orange Lodge slam parade ban claiming Scots Protestants are "under attack" - PressFrom - United Kingdom
  •   
  •   

UK NewsOrange Lodge slam parade ban claiming Scots Protestants are "under attack"

13:30  12 september  2019
13:30  12 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Man charged in connection with deaths of Scots mum and son who vanished 42 years ago

Man charged in connection with deaths of Scots mum and son who vanished 42 years ago A 77-year-old man was arrested in connection with the deaths of Renee MacRae and her son Andrew and will appear in Inverness Sheriff Court.

Fire engines came under attack on three occasions, at Carnhill in Derry, Moygashel near Dungannon and Ballycarry. Loyalists claimed they had taken steps to minimise risk to buildings this year and characterised attempts to restrict bonfires as attacks on their culture.

The Protestant Orange Order claimed on Friday night that one of its parades came under attack in north Belfast during the first major event in the city The Orange Order spokesman said: “This was in stark contract to the actions of republicans, who attacked an earlier Orange feeder parade with stone

Orange Lodge slam parade ban claiming Scots Protestants are "under attack" © Getty Images Members of the Orange Order take part in a Glasgow parade

The Orange Lodge have vowed to fight a parade ban claiming Scottish protestants were “under attack from religious persecution”.

Senior members of the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland have claimed is illegal.

On Wednesday, the council took the decision to not allow the processions following advice from Police Scotland . Now, Orangemen are set to band together with loyalists who have organised a protest against the decision for Saturday morning in George Square.

Jim McHarg, Grand Master of the Orange Lodge said: “It is a sad day for democracy when a narrow-minded band of anti-unionist nationalist councillors, aided and abetted by Police Scotland, abuse the law and introduce illegal measures that curtail a citizen’s right of peaceful assembly.”

Gerry Adams has lied over IRA membership, claims ex-member

Gerry Adams has lied over IRA membership, claims ex-member The former Sinn Fein president has repeatedly denied he was ever a member of the IRA.

A banned domestic radical Islamist group, the Ansarullah Bangla Team, on Monday threatened to attack media outlets if they continued to Officials from Ms. Hasina’s party, the Awami League, were once again quick to dismiss the Islamic State claim on Saturday. “There is no existence of Islamic

Two contentious parades by Northern Ireland's Protestant Orange Order are given the go-ahead while another is banned . The Parades Commission, which rules on contentious marches in the province, issued its determination on Monday night. Another parade has been banned from a nationalist area

“For over 200 years, Orange Lodges in Scotland have existed in many parts of Scotland, standing up for the rights of the working classes.

"Our parades are the way we exercise our right of assembly, and our membership takes part in our parades with great respect and decorum.”

Orange Lodge slam parade ban claiming Scots Protestants are "under attack" © Getty Images Female members of the Orange Order march in Glasgow in July

The group go on to say that councillors in the city have “weaponised” what the Order claim are ‘protests’ by republican groups as a means to ban marches across the city.

They also moved to distance themselves from groups involved in .

However, both the Order and loyalist groups look set to be present outside the council chambers on Saturday.

Mr McHarg added: “Recently, we have seen a concerted campaign by Irish republican supporting groups to turn up at our parades under the banner of a ‘protest’, but cleverly designed to raise tension and cause fear and alarm to our members and the protestant communities of Glasgow.

Humza Yousaf: Orange Order and Republicans could see Glasgow marches rationed

Humza Yousaf: Orange Order and Republicans could see Glasgow marches rationed The prospect of Orange Order and Republican groups having the number of marches they stage in Glasgow "rationed" is to be explored by the authorities, it has emerged. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf said today that the marches are a "stain on the city's reputation" after a second weekend of violence which saw a policeman injured by a firework during clashes.

Why, then, the ban ? “Civil rights” is the official answer. In 2016 the Supreme Court vaguely claimed that a rash of billboards endangered the “life and property of the common man”. Local media had reported injuries after monsoon winds blew over rickety structures.

Under attack I’m making portals Let’s work it out, I’m not immortal. WHEATLEY Thinking nothing can stop you now. CHELL & TURRET CHORUS Under attack I’ve got to win this I’ll pay her back She has no business Testing subjects until they die Got to finish this now 'Cause I won’t say goodbye.

“Nationalist councillors in Glasgow, supported by Police Scotland, effectively weaponised these protests by sending out a message that they would use the threat of protests to ban protestant parades.

“This action led to the chaotic scenes in the streets of Glasgow as a hard-core element from both sides of the argument used this weaponised protest action against each other.

“Whilst the Orange Order has played no part in any of the incidents in Glasgow in recent weeks, we have watched the situation deteriorate and we have witnessed tensions grow within our own community, a community that feels under attack from religious persecution.

“However, this new move by Glasgow City Council to ban parades outright is something we cannot ignore.  We will not stand idly by whilst our democratic right of free assembly is curtailed by politically motivated anti-unionist nationalists.

Scots prisons on the brink amid overcrowding and prisoner violence

Scots prisons on the brink amid overcrowding and prisoner violence Scotland's prisons are close to breaking point with overcrowding and rising assaults on staff by inmates posing a threat to "operational safety" a damning report by the public spending watchdog has found. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd Stress-related sick rates among prison officers have soared in recent years and the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) was only able to maintain operations because staff worked increased hours, the Audit Scotland report finds. READ MORE: Prison chief’s warning as Scots inmate numbers hit record high The service's budget also reduced by 12.

Christianity Is Under Attack . by Ken Ham on July 1, 1987. The difference is that creationists base their understanding of creation upon a book which claims to be the Word of the One who was there, who knows everything there is to know about everything, and who tells us what happened.

A government ban on a parade organized by pro-British unionists has opened old wounds about People walk past a burnt out car on the shore road after the police came under attack from Loyalists To hit back at the commission, the Orange Order called for a protest at the location of the banned

“We were only informed this afternoon that Glasgow City Council was intending to call an emergency meeting to take this action.  This was a deliberate move to prevent us having any time to prepare a response or argue our case.

“Is this the open and free Scotland of many cultures that the nationalists tell us they support?

Orange Lodge slam parade ban claiming Scots Protestants are "under attack" © Getty Images The 329th Battle of the Boyne Parade on July 6, 2019 in Glasgow

“The Orange Order calls on our membership to resist attempts by nationalists to suppress our community, our culture, our religion and our voice.

“This Saturday, as Grand Master, I will be standing side by side with a recently established group – Scottish Protestants Against Discrimination (SPAD) and I call on our members to get behind this event and join us at 9:45am as we meet to protest outside the City Chambers in Glasgow.

“This is not a parade that requires notice, instead, this will be a peaceful assembly under the Human Rights Act.  Come along, be seen, wear your colours and let it be known that we will not be bullied off our City streets.

“We live in a country of religious freedoms, we support the right of any citizen of Scotland to practice any religion of their choice or none.  All we ask is that this same tolerance is shown to the Protestant communities of Scotland.

“We ask all loyal orders to support us on Saturday as we stand up for the rights of our communities”.

Scottish Independence: Poll - majority of Scots will vote "remain in the UK".
A majority of Scots would vote to stay in the UK in a fresh independence referendum, new polling indicates. The survey by the Scotland in Union organisation found 59% would vote to remain, while 41% would back independence. But the findings were dismissed by the SNP Deputy leader Keith Brown who claimed the question was "rigged." It comes on the fifth anniversary of the independence referendum of 2014 - but uses a different question to the one posed five years ago.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 4
This is interesting!