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Parade re-routed to Coleraine

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Parade re-routed to Coleraine thumbnailThe group will march to through Coleraine and lay a wreath at the Coleraine cenotaph.

A MARCH for military veterans is now in step for Coleraine after being cancelled in Londonderry due to security fears.
Justice for Veterans UK, had originally organised the event to take place in Londonderry on Saturday, March 4.
The parade, however, had to be called off due to reports of counter-demonstrations planned by republicans and serious fears for those taking part.
The organisation had hoped to march in Londonderry in protest against criminal investigations involving former soldiers, including those accused over the Bloody Sunday killings.
However, republican groups had called people on to the streets on the same day, for a demonstration in opposition to the march.
The parade which is estimated to last 45 minutes, will meet at the Royal British Legion (RBL) in Coleraine for 1.30pm and set off at 2pm. They will be taking the route used on Remembrance Sunday.
The group plan to lay a wreath at the Coleraine Cenotaph in remembrance of the fallen and continue back to the RBL in Coleraine for a reception afterwards.

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