Loyalist parade will be allowed on Garvaghy Road

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As things stand, a loyalist parade will be allowed to march along a section of the Garvaghy Road on Saturday night.

The Parades Commission has given the thumbs up for bands to march along the lower section of the predominately nationalist area, though ‘fresh information’ from nationalist residents has brought about a review of the decision.

The application was made by the Parkmount Arch Committee with Portadown True Blues Flute Band and Hillhaven Flute Band the two bands set to take part.

It’s understood concerned nationalist residents met the Parades Commission this morning (Tuesday) to block the march.

“Following the issuing of its determination regarding a proposed parade organised by the Parkmount Arch Committee on Saturday, June 28, in Portadown, the Parades Commission has received a request to review its decision,” a spokesman said.

“The commission has concluded that this request contains fresh information and, in line with procedure, will meet today (Tuesday) to review its original determination.”