BREAKING NEWS…THE PSNI has sent Tactical Support Units to Ballymena following reports large crowds have gathered in the Co Antrim town.
A number of roads are reported to have been blocked by protestors following the arrest on Wednesday morning of Ulster People’s Forum founder Willie Frazer.
The 52- year-old was arrested at his Markethill home in Co Armagh by detectives from ‘Operation Dulcet’ which is investigating Union flag parades and resulting violence.
It is understood that as a result of large crowds gathering in Ballymena, local police chiefs request Tactical Support Group units be tasked to the town for fear the situation could “turn ugly”.
The crowds have been calling for Willie Frazer to be released from custody in Musgrave Street PSNI station.