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Seven men charged over Lurgan Easter commemoration which ended in clashes

Two other men released on bail pending further enquiries

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A total of seven men have been charged by police over a Republican Sinn Fein-organised Easter commemoration event in Lurgan on Saturday.

The men – two aged 30 and the others 36, 39 and 48 – are charged with taking part in an un-notified public procession and wearing clothing or having article(s) as member or supporter of proscribed organisation.

A sixth man, aged 28, has been charged with three counts of assault on police; taking part in an un-notified public procession and wearing clothing or having article(s) as member or supporter of proscribed organisation.

All six men are due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates Court on Monday.

A seventh man, aged 44, has been charged with two counts of obstructing police and assault on police.

He is due to appear at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, April 27.

As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the PPS.

A 47-year-old man arrested on suspicion of organising an unnotified public procession and wearing clothing or having article(s) as member or supporter of proscribed organisation has been released on bail pending further police enquiries.

A 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assault on police, resisting police, taking part in an unnotified public procession and wearing clothing or having article(s) as member or supporter of proscribed organisation has also been released on bail pending further police enquiries.

A 76-year-old woman was hospitalised after being injured during the event.

Meanwhile, police have said that six of the men arrested were not from the Lurgan area.

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