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Councillor accuses unionist bands of trying to heighten tensions

Sinn Fein councillor Niall O'Donnghaile has criticised unionist bands of trying to heighten sectarian tensions in the east of Belfast during today's Orange Order march.

Orange Order bands played 'The Sash' as they passed St Matthew's Catholic Church in the Short Strand, east Belfast.

"This is deeply unfortunate, although not entirely surprising given the record of the Loyal Orders and associated bands in this part of the city," he said.