Upcoming Parade and Service
Wednesday, 1st July 2015
Battle of the Somme Anniversary Wreath Laying at Belfast Cenotaph
Assemble in Clifton Street at 7.30 p.m. for parade at 8.00 p.m.
“We had a productive meeting with our Unionist political representatives, where we as an Institution offered our full support for their joint statement and unity of purpose following the Parades Commission’s nonsensical decision preventing Ligoniel Orangemen from once again completing their Twelfth parade.
“Grand Lodge is also mindful at this time of restrictions on other Orange parades throughout the Province.
“We will continue purposeful dialogue within the Orange family and wider pro-Union community over the coming days; and will outline our response in due course.
“Although there is much anger at the latest restriction on our legitimate cultural expression and traditions; I would once again reiterate the Institution’s call for any protest to be lawful and peaceful. Violence will not help our cause, and only play into the hands of our enemies.”