TUV asks Orangemen to wear 'regalia' at flags protest

Published: 22 Feb 2013 10:131 comment

THE Traditional Unionist Voice in Fermanagh is calling on Orangemen to wear their regalia at its flag protest in Enniskillen tonight.

The posting on Fermanagh TUV's Facebook page.

The posting on Fermanagh TUV's Facebook page.

Via its Facebook page, Fermanagh TUV has asked protesters to meet at 8pm outside South West College and "man the [traffic] islands" close to Gaol Square.

"I have asked to pass on an invite to any Orange members to wear regalia in support of the protest," wrote a party spokesperson.

It will be the latest local protest in response to Belfast City Hall's decision to only fly the union flag on designated days, however it is the first time that organisers have asked for protesters to wear Orange regalia, something the Orange Order disagrees with.

Earlier this week, the Orange Order told The Newsletter that it was "inappropriate" for any member to wear Orange regalia when participating in protests not organised by the Institution.

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