Orange parade peaceful in north Belfast

Published Saturday, 07 June 2014
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An Orange Order parade passed off peacefully in north Belfast on Saturday morning.

Orange parade peaceful in north Belfast
The Orange parade at the police line in north Belfast. (© Presseye)

The Ligoniel Combine, who were not allowed to return past the Ardoyne shop fronts on 12 July last year, had applied to complete the march but this was refused by the Parades Commission.

A total of 140 participants together with two bands applied to take part in Saturday's march, which began at 9am.

The procession made its way along Woodvale Road before stopping at the police line at the junction of Woodvale Parade.

Those assembled remained there for 20 minutes before dispersing.

Another march along the same route happened later on Saturday, with three bands and a larger number of participants having applied to take part.

The afternoon protest march has taken place weekly in the area since the original parade ruling last summer.

On Wednesday the Orange Order expressed disappointment at the latest Parades Commission's decision, stating this weekend's parade was the "best opportunity" to resolve the issue.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
Michael in Templepatrick wrote (234 days ago):
I've said it before and ill say it again, bottom line, march where your culture will be appreciated so you won't antagonise other people.
Andrew in Britain wrote (234 days ago):
@ D in england if you really are from there???? They don't walk through ardoyne they walk down a main road
Gerdy O'Neill in belfast wrote (236 days ago):
why dony these people realise that this is 2014 and other people dont want them marching past their homes .its time to move on and not think of the past
brian mccarthy in belfast wrote (236 days ago):
march were you're wanted thank you.
Mark in Belfast wrote (237 days ago):
Credit to all concerned. Great to see the day pass off peacefully.
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