MAN DUE IN COURT OVER LOYALIST PROTEST AT CITY OF CULTURE OPENING NIGHT

Nadine Coyle at Sons and Daughters opening night

Nadine Coyle at Sons and Daughters opening night

A man is to face a court on Monday after a crowd of loyalist protestors attempted to cause disruption and block roads during the opening City of Culture concert in Derry/Londonderry.

Up to 150 people were involved in the protest at the Sons and Daughters event in the former military barracks in Ebrington Square on Sunday evening.

Police arrested two men and charged them with disorderly behaviour.

A 22-year-old is due before Londonderry Magistrates Court on Monday morning and a 30-year-old is due at the same court on 13 February.

The event saw local stars including Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle and Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody kick off Derry’s year as UK City of Culture.

Police said it was not disrupted by the protests.

A statement said: “Police can confirm that a crowd of approximately 150 loyalist protesters attempted to cause disruption and block roads during the opening UK City of Culture Sons and Daughters concert in Londonderry yesterday evening, Sunday 20th January.

“The policing operation that was in place ensured all main roads in the area.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to MAN DUE IN COURT OVER LOYALIST PROTEST AT CITY OF CULTURE OPENING NIGHT

  1. bill says:

    two ppl hurt at east belfast protest, car rammed the proteat knocking down a teenager and the adult that went to help was hurt too, the teenager was taken to hospital, the psni let the car drive of into short strand

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