David Ford said the planned rallies would put further pressure on police officers
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NI parades: Justice minister calls protest rallies plan 'irresponsible'

Northern Ireland's justice minister has described a plan to stage at least 18 protest rallies over a Belfast parade dispute as "utterly irresponsible".

David Ford said PSNI resources were already stretched due to a nightly protest over the march, that was costing £1m every month to police.

BBC Newsline's Mark Simpson reports.