I came across this old quote from Eamonn McCann in the Andersonstown News (4 January 1997). According to the newspaper it was a statement he had made in October 1996 and it was reprinted as part of the Andersonstown News review of the previous year.
Eamonn McCann said: 'There is a direct line of connection between marching in an Orange parade and putting a foot through the window of somebody who has married a Catholic.'
As someone who has been a member of the Orange Order for just over forty years, I can honestly say that I have never put a foot through anyone's window. Such demonisation and misrepresentation of the Orange Order is utterly appalling.
For many years there has been widespread demonisation of the Orange Order and such demonisation helped to create the 'authorising environment' in which so many republicans felt it perfectly in order to break the windows in Orange halls and even burn them down.