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Ice Cream Van Owners Stage Protest in Belfast
If you were in Belfast today you would have seen quite an unusual sight. A fleet of ice cream vans with their chimes blaring took to the streets of Belfast city centre as part of a protest against the refusal to let them trade at Balmoral agricultural show. They claim the organisers have brought in a fleet of operators from Scotland. The story has caused quite a stir online. Take a look.
A spokeswoman for Balmoral Show denies refusing the local ice cream vans entry to the show which begins tomorrow.
A procession of ice cream vans have staged a protest in Belfast city centre today over rights to sell their frosty treats at the Balmoral Show this year.
Six ice cream vans circled Belfast City Hall this morning playing their distinctive music and displaying banners which read “Shame on Balmoral Show. No local ice cream vans welcome” and “From 2006 Scottish ice cream vans at show, why?”.
However a spokeswoman for Balmoral Show said they do have local ice cream companies exhibiting at the show including Braemar Farm from Castlerock, Tickety Moo from Enniskillen and Glastry from Newtownards. She said that ice cream contracts are part of an overall catering contract for the show.
This image was taken by @MissNancyWray…
The protest got quite a few people chatting online with some even creating their own headlines for the story. Below are just some of the tweets that caught our eye.
Click the link in the tweet below to watch a video of the protest…