The officers and members of No. 9 District Lodge are appalled by the latest outrageous and ill-judged determination regarding their annual Whiterock parade.
It is clear that the Parades Commission has once again rewarded the intransigence of republicans.
No. 9 District has consistently abided by a series of unpalatable determinations for both the Whiterock parade and the Twelfth of July.
Despite this latest setback, No. 9 District will continue to work with Belfast County Lodge, and our political representatives, to seek a just and equitable solution to the parading issue on the Springfield Road, in the interests of community relations. This determination does not provide that.