Maybe they were right, maybe not, but this?
They offered them a shorter route that avoided two streets at the centre of the race riots in 2001, and an alternative date for the event on July 1.
As I say, maybe there really were safety fears, but to offer an alternative date for a march on the national Saint\’s day does seem a little odd. Bonfire Night on Dec 15th anyone?
Although, perhaps they\’re just practising for the 2013 Olympics?