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Orange Order parade past Glasgow church where Catholic priest was spat on is cancelled

Canon Tom White was allegedly called “fenian scum” by followers of the parade, spat on and lunged at by a man with a baton

A SCOTTISH Orange Order parade planned to go past a Glasgow church where the priest was spat on and attacked on the Twelfth of July has been cancelled.

The march was due to pass St Alphonsus Church, in Calton today, but after a meeting between the council and organisers from the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland it will now not go ahead.

Canon Tom White was allegedly called “fenian scum” by followers of the parade, spat on and lunged at by a man with a baton.

The Orange Order had condemned the attack and said none of its members were involved.

The Evening Times in Glasgow reported that there could have been protests had a march been allowed to go ahead this weekend.

Council leader Susan Aitken held meetings with police and council officials to discuss possible action and warned the local authority could re-route it.

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