"To break the connection with England" Wolfe Tone

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Orange order and PSNI raising an Arch in Glengormley

Last night the PSNI facilitated the erection of the unwanted loyalists arch in the centre of Glengormley. 
After closing the main road through the town centre the PSNI talked and joked with known loyalist
as contractors, using a crane, erected the arch. At the same time loyalists using a cherry picker hung 
their collection of flags from nearby lamp posts.
The arch used to be erected in the loyalist queens park area but as more nationalists moved into 
Glengormley the location for the arch was changed to the centre of the town in what can only 
be seen as an attempt to intimidate the non-loyalist population living in the area.
At the request of residents, members of the Belfast 32CSM held a protest at the police lines to show 
that the yearly action of turning Glengormley red white and blue is not welcome by most of the people 
who live there.