Inquiry sought on policing of marches

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An independent international inquiry should be set up into the policing of last summer's marching season in Northern Ireland, the Committee on the Administration of Justice, a civil liberties organisation, said.

It criticised the Royal Ulster Constabulary and said the rule of law broke down. The report also said: "The Government - by insisting initially that the question of parading was not one requiring its intervention, by insisting upon the primacy of the police in resolving potential disputes, by being seen to be craven in the face of mob rule, and by being seen sometimes to intervene and sometimes not to do so - has signally failed in its duty."

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