DUP councillor Sandy Gilkinson shrugged off the attacks which killed one man, left another man fighting for his life and injured some women at the scene.
The attacks came after a local loyalist mob armed with bottles bats and even hammers went on the rampage attacking random people.
The attacks happened after Rangers won a football league in Scotland.
In response to residents and nationalist politicians asking for a sectarian parade to be cancelled which is due to pass the spot in 2 days
DUP councillor Sandy Gilkinson stated..
"Sadly while things this happen and while i condemn the death, life still has to go on"
DUP councillor Gregory Campbell also stated that the loyalists should march past the spot but stated that they should give 1 minutes silence.
This was tried before in Portadown, but after the silence the band burst into loud intimidating drum bashes and supporters broke into sectarian chants.
It's even a possibility that some of the loyalists involved in the attack could be band members or supporters.
The parade is expected to attract thousands of loyalists who will march past Killowen street which is metres from where Mr.McDaid was murdered.
Earler a young witness told that a girl had shouted at the mob to leave another victim alone as they attempted to beat him to death.
She said 'He's only an auld man leave him alone!" but one of his attackers responded with " But he's still a taig"
The man is now critically ill in hospital.
The men claimed to be from the UDA.
A Police spokesman told he BBC they have no reasons to suspect the UDA was involved and chief inspector Frankie Taylor said that Tri-colours in the area could be linked to the mans death.
The PSNI are under investigation after witnesses said they watched and done nothing.
SDLP MLA John Dallat believes that the UDA have been behind many similar attacks in the area including this one.
Groups of 30+ men dont just appear out of nowhere and head towards a nationalist area, this was orchestrated.
The parades commision is to decide whether Fridays loyalist march should be re-reouted.
However they have no power to stop it and some loyalists selfishlessly believe that everywhere is the Queens highway thus this somehow gives them the right to march wherever they like- No matter what the circumstances.