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Saturday 20 December 2014

Belfast police face angry protest during Ardoyne march

Nationalists are held back by PSNI officers after Orange men and bands make their way past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast which is considered a flash point due to the ongoing tensions between both communities over the parade.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Nationalists are held back by PSNI officers after Orange men and bands make their way past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast which is considered a flash point due to the ongoing tensions between both communities over the parade.
12TH JULY 2012.. KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA.. Orangemen and Bands march through Ardoyne on the 12th Morning..Pic Joe Gilmartin/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Orange men and loyalist bands make their way past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast which is considered a flash point due to the ongoing tensions between both communities over the parade.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Loyalist supporters cheer on Orange men and bands as they make their way past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast which is considered a flash point due to the ongoing tensions between both communities over the parade.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. The DUP''s Nigel Dodds pictured along with other Orange men and bands as they make their way past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast which is considered a flash point due to the ongoing tensions between both communities over the parade.
Nationalist protestors scuffle with police as three Ligoniel Lodges make their way past the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2012. Scuffles broke out as the contentious parade passed through North Belfast today. Nationalist protesters clashed with police after Orange Order marches had proceeded by the Ardoyne shops interface peacefully. Punches were thrown but the area is now quiet.
Protestors vent their frustration as three Ligoniel Lodges make their way past the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast.
Orange women wak with the three Ligoniel Lodges as they make their way past the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2012. Scuffles broke out as the contentious parade passed through North Belfast today. Nationalist protesters clashed with police after Orange Order marches had proceeded by the Ardoyne shops interface peacefully. Punches were thrown but the area is now quiet. See PA story ULSTER Orange. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire
Three Ligoniel Lodges make their way past the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2012. Scuffles broke out as the contentious parade passed through North Belfast today. Nationalist protesters clashed with police after Orange Order marches had proceeded by the Ardoyne shops interface peacefully. Punches were thrown but the area is now quiet. See PA story ULSTER Orange. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire
Protest at the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast by Loyalist and Nationalists ahead of tooday's 12th July Orange Order parade through the area. Nationalist protesters pictured at the scene. 2012
Northern Ireland- 11th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Protest at the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast by Loyalist and Nationalists ahead of tomorrow's 12th July Orange Order parade through the area. Nationalist protesters pictured at the scene.
Northern Ireland- 11th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Protest at the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast by Loyalist and Nationalists ahead of tomorrow's 12th July Orange Order parade through the area. Loyalist protesters pictured at the scene.
11 July 2012 Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia.. Loyalists protest in Ardoyne on Wednesday evening. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA
11 July 2012 Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia.. Loyalists protest in Ardoyne on Wednesday evening. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA
11 July 2012 Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia.. Loyalists protest in Ardoyne on Wednesday evening. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA
11 July 2012 Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia.. Loyalists protest in Ardoyne on Wednesday evening. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA
11 July 2012 Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia.. Loyalists protest in Ardoyne on Wednesday evening. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA
11 July 2012 Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia.. Loyalists protest in Ardoyne on Wednesday evening. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA
11 July 2012 Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia.. Loyalists protest in Ardoyne on Wednesday evening. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA
Northern Ireland- 11th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Protest at the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast by Loyalist and Nationalists ahead of tomorrow's 12th July Orange Order parade through the area. Loyalist protesters pictured at the scene.
Northern Ireland- 11th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Protest at the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast by Loyalist and Nationalists ahead of tomorrow's 12th July Orange Order parade through the area. Nationalist protesters pictured at the scene.
Northern Ireland- 11th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Protest at the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast by Loyalist and Nationalists ahead of tomorrow's 12th July Orange Order parade through the area. Loyalist protesters pictured at the scene.
Northern Ireland- 11th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Protest at the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast by Loyalist and Nationalists ahead of tomorrow's 12th July Orange Order parade through the area. Loyalist protesters pictured at the scene.
Northern Ireland- 11th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Protest at the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast by Loyalist and Nationalists ahead of tomorrow's 12th July Orange Order parade through the area. Loyalist protesters pictured at the scene.
Northern Ireland- 11th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Protest at the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast by Loyalist and Nationalists ahead of tomorrow's 12th July Orange Order parade through the area. Loyalist protesters pictured at the scene.
Northern Ireland- 11th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Protest at the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast by Loyalist and Nationalists ahead of tomorrow's 12th July Orange Order parade through the area. Nationalist protesters pictured at the scene.
Masked youths set fire to a Union flag and a loyalist UVF flag at Brompton Park in Ardoyne on a fourth consecutive night of rioting July 2010
Angry confrontation between Sinn Fein's Bobby Storey and a masked youth at Ardoyne shops in north Belfast on a fourth consecutive night of rioting July 2010
Masked youths with an Irish tricolour flag at Brompton Park in Ardoyne on a fourth consecutive night of rioting in the area July 2010
Disturbances in Ardoyne as a fourth night of rioting took place in north Belfast
Disturbances in Ardoyne as a fourth night of rioting took place in north Belfast July 2010
Disturbances in Ardoyne as a fourth night of rioting took place in north Belfast July 2010
Disturbances in Ardoyne as a fourth night of rioting took place in north Belfast July 2010
Disturbances in Ardoyne as a fourth night of rioting took place in north Belfast July 2010
Disturbances in Ardoyne as a fourth night of rioting took place in north Belfast July 2010
Disturbances in Ardoyne as a fourth night of rioting took place in north Belfast July 2010
A PSNI water-cannon puts out a fire on the roof of a pub during last night's disturbances in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast July 2010
A young boy stands with his face covered by a hoodiie in front of a burning hijacked car as police come under petrol bomb attack in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast July 2010
Police come under petrol bomb attack during rioting in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast
Police come under petrol bomb attack during rioting in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast
Rioters shine a green laser light to try to blind police officers during disturbances in the Ardoyne area of North Belfast
Police come under petrol bomb attack during rioting in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast
Presseye.com - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2010. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Presseye.com - Belfast.The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm.
The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm
The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm
The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm
The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm
The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm
Police in Belfast's North Queen Street last night after further trouble in the area
The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm
Police in Belfast's North Queen Street last night after further trouble in the area
The clean-up operation begins yesterday after rioting in the Ardoyne area on the Twelfth
The clean-up operation begins yesterday after rioting in the Ardoyne area on the Twelfth
Police clash with protesters in the Ardoyne Road area of north Belfast
Police clash with protesters in the Ardoyne Road area of north Belfast
A stolen car explodes as police clash with protesters in the Ardoyne Road area of north Belfast
PSNI footage of rioters attacking police in Ardoyne, North Belfast on the 12th of July
PSNI footage of rioters attacking police in Ardoyne, North Belfast on the 12th of July
Riot aftermath in Ardoyne, North Belfast yesterday
Riot aftermath in Ardoyne, North Belfast yesterday
The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm
The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm
The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm
Trouble in Ardoyne following the Orange Order parade in the area
The scene in the Ardoyne interface area of Belfast as for a second night in a row police try to restore calm
Disturbances at Belfast's Ardoyne interface. July 12, 210
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
A plastic bullet is fired (right side of the photo) as police clash with youths before a loyalist band parade passes the Ardoyne shops
The scene at the Ardoyne interface as the Orange Order march through the area
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as police remove protesters blocking the road ahead of an Orange Order march
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as police remove protesters blocking the road ahead of an Orange Order march 2010
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as police remove protesters blocking the road ahead of an Orange Order march
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
A police officer is brought to hosiptal after being injured during rioting at ARdoyne in north Belfast
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange Order parade passes through the flashpoint area
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Youths clash with police following an Orange Order march past Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as police remove protesters blocking the road ahead of an Orange Order march
The scene at the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast as an Orange parade passes through the flashpoint area
Nationalist youths stage a rooftop protest as an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in North Belfast
Police accompany the parade past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Disturbances in Belfast's Ardoyne interface area July 12 2010
Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Nationalist youths clash with riot police before an Orange Order parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Police accompany the Orange Order parade past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Police accompany the Orange Order parade past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
A police officer is injured after she was struck by a concrete block pushed from the roof of a building as youths clashed with riot police after an Orange Order parade passed the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
A police officer is injured after she was struck by a concrete block pushed from the roof of a building as youths clashed with riot police after an Orange Order parade passed the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
A police officer is injured after she was struck by a concrete block pushed from the roof of a building as youths clashed with riot police after an Orange Order parade passed the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Nationalist youths clash with riot police before a loyalist band parade passes the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast
Youths clash with riot police before a loyalist band parade passes the Ardoyne shops
Police have fired a number of baton rounds after being attacked with petrol bombs by rioters in north Belfast
A PSNI landrover is attacked in Ardoyne, north Belfast
Police and nationalist protesters after an Orange Order march in north Belfast
Annual 12th July Orange Order parades take place across Northern Ireland to mark The Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Local residents at Ardoyne in north Belfast hold a peaceful protest as local lodges make their way past the Ardoyne shops to the main parade. The feeder parade makes it's way down the Crumlin Road and past the Ardoyne shops with nationalist residents holding a protest.
The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way along Dublin Rd, LOL 59
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way along Dublin Rd
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way along Dublin Rd,
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way along Dublin Rd,
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way along Dublin Rd
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way along Dublin Rd
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way along Bedford Street,
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way along Bedford Street,
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way along Bedford Street, LOL1922
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way along Royal Av, LOL1922
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way along Royal Av past City Hall
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way along the Lisburn Rd, LOL 821
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way along the Lisburn Rd,
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way along the Lisburn Rd,
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way along the Lisburn Rd,
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way along the Lisburn Rd,
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way along the Lisburn Rd, LOL1189
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way along the Lisburn Rd, LOL1064
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way towards the Lisburn Rd, LOL 128
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way towards the Lisburn Rd, Womans LOL
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way towards the Lisburn Rd, LOL 128
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way towards the Lisburn Rd, District No 5
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way towards the Lisburn Rd, LOL 275
12.07.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre yesterday. Members of various Orange Orders marched through the City Centre yesterday for the 12th of July.
12.07.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre yesterday. Members of various Orange Orders marched through the City Centre yesterday for the 12th of July.
12th of July Celebrations in Belfast city centre. Members of various Orange Orders marched yesterday for the 2011 celebrations
12.07.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre yesterday. Members of various Orange Orders marched through the City Centre yesterday for the 12th of July.
12.07.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre yesterday. Members of various Orange Orders marched through the City Centre yesterday for the 12th of July.
Drummers make their way along the Newry Street Banbridge before going to Rathfriland for the main Parade. Photo Paul BYrne
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way Royal Av
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The County Grand Lodge Colour Party lead of the parade
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade makes its way Royal Av , LOL39
12/7/11 Mandatory Credit Darren Kidd/Presseye.com Orangemen take part in Twelfth of July parades as they make their way to the field at Shaws Bridge, Belfast.The parade takes a rest on the Dublin Rd
12.07.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre yesterday. Members of various Orange Orders marched through the City Centre yesterday for the 12th of July.
12.07.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre yesterday. Members of various Orange Orders marched through the City Centre yesterday for the 12th of July.
12.07.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre yesterday. Members of various Orange Orders marched through the City Centre yesterday for the 12th of July.
12.07.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre yesterday. Members of various Orange Orders marched through the City Centre yesterday for the 12th of July.
12.07.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre yesterday. Members of various Orange Orders marched through the City Centre yesterday for the 12th of July.
12.07.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre yesterday. Members of various Orange Orders marched through the City Centre yesterday for the 12th of July.
12.07.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre yesterday. Members of various Orange Orders marched through the City Centre yesterday for the 12th of July.
12.07.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre yesterday. Members of various Orange Orders marched through the City Centre yesterday for the 12th of July. The Pink Lady Brigade
12.07.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre yesterday. Members of various Orange Orders marched through the City Centre yesterday for the 12th of July
12.07.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre yesterday. Members of various Orange Orders marched through the City Centre yesterday for the 12th of July.
12.07.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre yesterday. Members of various Orange Orders marched through the City Centre yesterday for the 12th of July.
12.07.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALDTourism voxpop at the 12th of July celebrations in Belfast City Centre. Sydney Spence from South Australia
12.07.11. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALDTourism voxpop at the 12th of July celebrations in Belfast City Centre. Torsten Linde pictured with his wife
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©Mark Pearce 7th July 2011 Ulster - Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Bessbrook District Lodges parade through the strreets of Bessbrook before heading to Co Armagh 12th celebration in Killylea.Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce/
Gemma McCullough and Andreena McCurdy enjoy the sunshine during the North Antrim parade in Ballycastle. Pic Steven McAuley/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
Drummer Jamie Cooke enjoys the North Antrim parade in Ballycastle. Pic Steven McAuley/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
Keeping an eye on the happenings at Ballycastle 12th celebrations. Pic Steven McAuley/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
A young orangeman on parade in Ballycastle on Tuesday as the North Antrim celebrations continue. Pic Steven McAuley/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
Dressed for the occasion at the North Antrim 12th celebrations. Pic Steven McAuley/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
John Finlay steps out during the North Antrim 12th of July celebrations in Ballycastle Pic Steven McAuley/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
A helping hand during the 12th celebration sin Ballycastle. Pic Steven McAuley/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia

Scuffles broke out between the PSNI and protesters as a contentious parade passed through North Belfast today.

The nationalist protesters clashed with police after Orange Order marches had proceeded by the Ardoyne shops interface peacefully. Punches were thrown but the area is now quiet.

The security forces are on the alert for more violence this evening when the parade returns but Orangemen say a peaceful solution was reached last night following talks with community groups.

The Twelfth of July represents the culmination of the loyal orders marching season.

Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly said: "The road is now cleared. it was very tense and there was a peaceful protest as planned. While the lodges and the bands stuck to their (Parades Commission) determination, there was a substantial number of supporters who started shouting abuse at the protesters and it got a bit hairy but we are through it, it has been a lot worse in the past."

Ten people were arrested last night during separate disorder in the Broadway area of West Belfast. Nine remain in police custody.

Hundreds of anti-riot police are on duty today amid fears of street disorder in north Belfast after a big Orange Order demonstration in the city.

Politicians on all sides as well as Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson appealed for calm in the Catholic Ardoyne district where dissident republicans are to protest against the returning parade by some Orangemen from neighbouring Protestant districts.

There has been major trouble before at this particular flashpoint at the end of the traditional Twelfth of July rallies when police were attacked with petrol bombs and bricks by gangs of masked men opposed to the Sinn Fein peace process strategy of Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness.

Last night Belfast Orangemen said they had agreed a solution which would allow a peaceful return parade following a ruling that they proceed home earlier than normal from the main demonstration field.

The chairman of the Police Federation, Terry Spence, who represents almost 7,000 rank and file officers who called for restraint, said: "No yard of road is worth either an injury or the death of a police officer or a member of the public. The parade should not become a day of shame for both communities."

After all the positive publicity surrounding the opening of the new £100m Titanic visitors centre in Belfast and the Irish Open golf championship at Royal Portrush on the north Antrim coast a fortnight ago, the fall-out from this parade and rival protest has the potential to cast a dark shadow over those spectacular international images.

The Parades Commission which adjudicates on contentious marches has ruled the Orangemen must return along the Crumlin Road past Ardoyne by 4pm.

Police say that deadline will be rigorously enforced, but the Orangemen insist it is an impossible one to meet and with republicans due to stage a rally an hour and a half later, community representatives are fearful of trouble.

Last night Orange Order leaders in the city said they had come up with a solution to ensure the return parade would pass off peacefully, but they said details of the plan would not be revealed until later today at a rally on the southern outskirts of the city.

Mr Paterson has warned the price Northern Ireland will have to pay if trouble escalates into a full scale riot and what it might mean for those involved and detained by police.

He said: "The consequences of breaking the law would not only be bad for Northern Ireland, its global reputation and attractiveness as a place to visit and do business. It would also be immensely damaging for anybody who engages in a few moments of madness, as the recent very stiff sentences handed down to people who participated in violence last year demonstrate.

"We all have a responsibility, working together, to ensure a successful and enjoyable Twelfth and to keep Northern Ireland moving forward. This requires real leadership in Northern Ireland at all levels and right across the community."

There are several other demonstrations taking place across Northern Ireland to mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William triumphed over the Catholic King James.

Virtually all of the parades are expected to pass off peacefully, including a march in the predominantly Catholic village of Crumlin, Co Antrim.

Private arrangements were agreed at a meeting of local residents worried about the possibility of trouble, and the organisers of the parade.

Justice Minister David Ford has called on politicians and community leaders to use their influence to keep the peace. Violence was not inevitable, he said, but any trouble would damage community relations and tarnish the reputation of Northern Ireland internationally which was at an all-time high.

He said: "It is evident that a small number of recent decisions by the Parades Commission have caused considerable concern. However, the decisions of the statutory body stand and should be complied with. Society cannot opt out of complying with the law."

Assistant chief constable Will Kerr said police were extremely encouraged that the vast majority of areas across Northern Ireland passed off peacefully last night.

"Despite some localised pockets of disorder this was the quietest 11th night in policing terms that we have seen for a number of years," he said.

"Ten people were arrested last night in Belfast and we will continue to take a very robust approach to anyone engaging in violence, criminal activity or putting local communities at risk. The robust action shown last night will continue over the next few days.

"Our message is clear - anyone engaging in violence runs the very real risk of being convicted and ending up with a criminal record."

He said police greatly appreciated the active support shown last night and over recent days from community leaders and representatives to deliver the quietest night that Northern Ireland has experienced in many years. This clearly sets a more positive tone for the rest of today.

The senior officer added: "We will continue to support and work with communities to reduce tensions over the next few days and would encourage all members of the public to behave responsibly, to show tolerance to others and continue to work with us to ensure a peaceful 12th period.

"This is what the vast majority of people here in Northern Ireland want, need and deserve."



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