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Police investigating 'hate crime' after loyalist flags and banners damaged

Loyalists have been protesting at Twaddell Avenue since last July over a decision to limit an Orange Order parade.

THREE PEOPLE HAVE been arrested for questioning in north Belfast over damage to a loyalist camp at Twaddell Avenue early this morning.

Two men, aged 21 and 22, and a woman aged 20 were detained following a report of criminal damage.

A number of flags and banners were reported vandalised at around 7.35am. It’s believed the three escaped towards the Brompton Park area and were arrested shortly afterwards.

All three are currently being detailed for questioning, and police are treating the incident as a ‘hate crime’.

Loyalists have been protesting at the location since last July over a decision to impose restrictions on an Orange Order parade.

 

 

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