NI News: NI Executive Peace Call

NI News NI Executive Peace Call

Foster, McGuinness and Sugden call for a peaceful, respectful and safe parading season

First Minister, Arlene Foster, deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness and Justice Minister, Claire Sugden have called for a peaceful, respectful and safe parading season.

The Ministers said: "The celebration of different memories, cultures and traditions in a respectful, dignified and peaceful manner has the potential to enrich our society. Equally, some may wish to protest and it is essential this is done in a way that is peaceful and does not undermine law and order.

"As we move into a period which has in the past resulted in heightened tensions, we encourage everyone to conduct themselves in a dignified and lawful way.

"We all have a responsibility to show leadership and to continue to seek resolutions to contentious issues through discussion and ensure any difficulties are identified and resolved peacefully thus showing respect for the views and wishes of everyone in the community.

"We want to build a future that is respectful, inclusive and vibrant. Dialogue and engagement are key to ensuring mutual understanding and co-operation, and we welcome the ongoing commitment of all involved to maintaining a peaceful and safe society.

"Regardless of background we wish everyone a peaceful and enjoyable bank holiday."

This photo is a stock photo taken from a previous 12th July parade

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