PUP man denies that UVF orchestrated violence

There was a heavy police presence as flag protesters gathered at Cloughfern Corner on Friday evening. The event passed off peacefully, but trouble later flared in the nearby ONeill Road area. Pic by Alan Lewis, Photopress

There was a heavy police presence as flag protesters gathered at Cloughfern Corner on Friday evening. The event passed off peacefully, but trouble later flared in the nearby ONeill Road area. Pic by Alan Lewis, Photopress

THE Progressive Unionist Party has denied claims that UVF members were responsible for orchestrating the violence outside Mossley Mill on Friday night (December 7).

Phil Hamilton, the PUP’s East Antrim representative, was responding to claims by South Antrim MLA Paul Girvan that known paramilitaries were behind the trouble.

The DUP man, who was among around 200 guests at the Mayor’s Christmas dinner, was stoned when he went out to the gates of the council offices to try to reason with the rioters.

 

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