Posted by: the watchmen | July 11, 2008

No Bunting here!____Larne Council.

ORANGEMEN in Larne have erected red, white and blue bunting in the town ahead of the Twelfth, despite opposition from the local council.
An Orange Order spokesperson confirmed the bunting was erected on Tuesday night.

On Monday, around 200 Orangemen attended a protest at Larne Borough Council’s offices, claiming their decision not to display bunting was “anti-British”.

The council said lodge members were free to put bunting up themselves, but that they had to abide by equality laws.

Bobby McKee, Larne’s DUP mayor, said: “We in the council are left with no alternative. We don’t make the rules, we have to abide by them.”

Mr McKee said if the Orangemen wanted “to change the rules, they’d have to go where the power sits to do that

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