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Priest spat on and hit outside church during parade

todayJuly 8, 2018 2

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According to the Scottish Daily Record, the incident happened outside of St Alphonsus’ Church as people gathered for mass at the same time of an Orange Walk on Saturday.

A member of the church said the priest was spat on and hit with a baton as the Boyne parade passed by.

 

The worshipper told the paper: “The priest was spat at, verbally abused and also assaulted by a baton,” he said.

“I was disgusted. “I eventually got hold of an officer after screaming at her to get resources to protect [him].

“[It was] little too late as the damage had already been done.”

Police Scotland has not confirmed if a member of the parade is a suspect in the attack. However, a spokesperson conformed they were investigating the incident and there were no injuries.

Around 4,500 people took part in the Boyne parade through Glasgow City Centre.

A priest was reportedly attacked outside a church in Glasgow while a parade passed by.

Written by: Miriam Emenike

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