Senior DUP members in Derry have met with police chiefs over the recent protests to highlight the violence in Gaza.
A delegation of DUP representatives met with senior police officers yesterday afternoon, and a brief statement issued by the party afterwards said “serious questions were raised in relation to the recent anti-Israel protests and marches”.
It added: “We have requested that the PSNI make their position clear in relation to future protests as well as what action is being taken regarding those that have already taken place. Reassurances have also been sought from the Parades Commission regarding their notification process and the legality of such protests and parades.”
A mass die-in by the protestors on Shipquay Street on Saturday brought international attention to the Derry marches. More events have been planned. Last week, Derry City Council passed a motion condemning the “appalling loss of life” in Gaza. This was opposed by unionists who said it was “one-sided”.