Orange Volunteers (OV)

The Orange Volunteers is a Protestant fundamentalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland who are opposed to the peace process and were dedicated to destabilizing it. They support Northern Ireland's inclusion as part of England unlike their Catholic opponents who advocate allegiance to Ireland.VideoVideo: 1999  BBC Spotlight examines the threat from Dissident Loyalists who are determined to continue their campaign of murder against the Irish Nationalist community and innocent Catholics. Groups such as the LVF (Loyalist Volunteer Force) of Mid-Ulster, OV (Orange Volunteers) an extremely sectarian organisation from North Down whose members are all Orange Order members and the RHD (Red Hand Defenders) an Organisation from South Antrim, North Down and North Armagh who is widely to be either a cover name for members of the UDA/UFF who are acting under the radar, after the suspicious circumstances of the usage of the Under-Car Booby Trap in the Rosemary Nelson murder…

Orange Volunteers (OV), also known as Orange Volunteer Force (OVF) is an active group formed c. 1985.
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