40 Loyalist bands have applied to march through Rasharkin, a 90% nationalist village in North Antrim on Friday week. Many of those who have applied are connected to both the UDA and UVF - e.g. Dunaghy Flute Band and Freeman Memorial Band from Coleraine.
The Parades Commission let this unholy terror go ahead last year and you had Catholic residents being told to stay in their homes or they would be burnt out as well as tricolours being burnt in the Main Street.
Last year DUP Councillor Mervyn Storey said that he could never condemn the burning of tricolours and said that the UVF flags referred to the UVF of 1916, Funny that the Freeman Memorial band are named after modern day UVF man Geoffrey Freeman who blew himself up in Coleraine in the 1970s and the band even participated in the DUP's parade in Rathfriland last September! Blinkers anyone?
One final note, the population of Rasharkin village is less than 1,000. The parade organisers have applied to bring 1,200 loyalists on top of the 40 bands into the village. Is there anywhere else in the north where this is happening on such a mass scale?