UDA leader calls on Orange Order to abandon return parades to defuse tensions on the streets during the Twelfth

Jul 09, 2012, 08:23 AM, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Should the Orange Order abandon return parades to defuse tension around the Twelfth? With only 72 hours before thousands of Orangemen march to mark the battle of the Boyne top UDA leader Jackie McDonald has called for parades to be one way only. The loyalist leader's comments, made to the Belfast Telegraph, come just days after the Parades Commission ruled that the contentious Orange parade past Ardoyne shopfronts must pass the sectarian interface by 4 o'clock in the afternoon. There's been rioting in the area on the Twelfth in the last few years. #bbcnolan #twelfth #orangeorder