How would you legally distinguish between a walk, a march and a parade?
it makes no difference whether they are walking , marching or parading....its the nature of intent that is being classified....if you intend to parade/walk/march/run/skip/jump hateful sectarian bigotry then you should be banned from doing so.
Care to answer this Tig?
“Glasgow City Council has made it perfectly clear that this new policy is aimed directly at the Orange Order. (1)This is religious discrimination. Furthermore, their attempts to prevent free assembly are completely illegal under European Human Rights legislation. (2)We have the right to celebrate our own Christian beliefs just as any other organisation has the right to celebrate theirs. Just because a handful of politicians decide that they don’t agree with our beliefs and values doesn’t give them the right to banish us from our own City Centre.
For decades, Orangemen have made positive contributions to our great City whilst faith has been a strong part of Scottish culture for centuries. Records show that Orange Parades in the City of Glasgow were first held in 1821. The lodges have paraded through the City each year since that first parade 189 years ago. Yet today, the City Council wants that long tradition and history to be shattered. Our 10,000 members who live within the City of Glasgow are now to be banned from parading in their own city centre. This is something we do not accept simply because not everyone shares our views and opinions.
Glasgow City Council seems to have forgotten that it is their duty to find ways to make free assembly possible, rather than find ways to prevent it. (3)The European Court of Human Rights has made clear that there is a positive duty on an authority (i) to take reasonable and appropriate measures to enable lawful assemblies and marches to proceed peacefully and (ii) to take adequate measures to prevent violent acts directed against the participants in an assembly or march, or at least limit their extent. (4)[This duty arises out of Article 11 which confers the right of peaceful assembly and association. See United Macedonian Organisation Ilinden and Ivanov v. Bulgaria (2007) 44 E.H.R.R. 4.]
ok ill answer your 18 month old propaganda statement
1. theyre not a religion so thats wrong
2. it has nothing to do with Christianity so that wrong
3. if they make it unlawful due to its bigoted/hateful nature then they have no duty of care....by making such marches unlawful they would be complying with EU leg by preventing violence and breach of any peace.
4.the EU article concerns peaceful assembly......which the council could quite easily deem an orange walk is not due to its hateful nature
I take it you or none of the Orangemen whom you quoted this off have read up on what the EU directive on peaceful assembly actually says, simply because there would be no need to cite the above statement......alas we live in the UK and our laws are different (even tho we are supposed to follow EU law...we dont)(thank thatcher/blair for that)...so if you/them bothered to read it you would know that according to the directive you dont need permission at all...nor do you have to give notice of your intentions at any time.......
now try doing that and youl get to quote all the EU laws you like while your in the pokey