Man admits making ‘rude hand gesture’ at marchers during Junior Orange Order parade

Scenes from an incident during the parade had been shared widely on social media.

A MAN has pleaded guilty to making a ‘rude hand gesture’ towards marchers with intent to provoke a breach of the peace during a Junior Orange Order parade.

Daryl Dooey (35), of Parker Avenue in Portrush, committed the offence in the town on June 1 this year.

Daryl Dooey leaving Coleraine Magistrates Court on a previous occasion. Picture: North East News.

 

At Coleraine Magistrates Court he pleaded guilty to ‘Doing a Provocative Act’ namely that he ‘made a rude hand gesture during a band parade with intent to provoke a breach of the peace or by which a breach of the peace or public disorder was likely to be occasioned’.

He has pleaded not guilty to a second charge of being disorderly in the vicinity of Kerr Street in Portrush on the same date and a contest has been fixed for January.

The full details of the case have yet to be outlined to the court.

Daryl Dooey leaving Coleraine Magistrates Court on a previous occasion. Picture: North East News.

 

It is understood the charges relate to an incident following which video and pictures were posted on social media.

The images showed a man wearing sunglasses and carrying a skateboard at the side of the road as a parade passes by.

Other images show a man in the middle of the road in front of band members and he appears to have a finger raised in the air.

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