Belfast Telegraph

Monday 29 December 2014

March tensions high at Ardoyne flashpoint in Belfast

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.
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
©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/
©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
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.
Picture by Matt Mackey/presseye.comPresseye.com - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th July 2011.Orangemen along with bandsman make their into Belfast via the Ardyone to join up with other bands and marchers for the annual Twelfth of July celebrations.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - Tuesday 12th July 2011 - Bandsmen and members of the Orange Order pass Nationalist Protestors at a contentious flashpoint in Ardoyne, north Belfast as part of the annual 12th July parades across Northern Ireland.Nationalist protestors.Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
©Mark Pearce 7th July 2011 Ulster - Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Newry co Down District No: 7 12th July Celebrations SOuth Down DefendersMandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce/
©Mark Pearce 7th July 2011 Ulster - Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Newry co Down District No: 7 12th July Celebrations Little drummer boy, Commons Silver BandMandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce/
©Mark Pearce 7th July 2011 Ulster - Northern Ireland _____ Mandatory Credit - Photo Mark Pearce/Newry Co Down LOL No 943 before they head to the main celebration in Rathfriland . Mandatory Credit Photo Mark Pearce/
Boyne Star LOL 16 on the march during the Twelfth through Lurgan. Picture By Rick Hewitt. 12/7/11.
In flull flow, a flautist from Armadale Flute Band, Scotland plays a merry tune as he parades the Twelfth through Lurgan. Picture By Rick Hewitt. 12/7/11.
Lauren Murphy, Megan Boucher and Emma McGraw enjoy the summer sunshine at the County Londonderry Twelfth celebration in Limavady on tuesday. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 12.7.11

Anger and frustration around the Ardoyne flashpoint parade in Northern Ireland should not be allowed to explode into violence, police said.

There have also been tensions around a parade today through Crumlin in Co Antrim.

A spokesman for the Order and Crumlin residents said: "The Orange Order and Crumlin Residents Association have met and participated in facilitated dialogue and have come to various agreements to ensure a positive and peaceful twelfth parade in the village of Crumlin."

Orangemen celebrating the 12th of July Protestant holiday will walk past Ardoyne shop fronts in North Belfast today. There are three other protests and demonstrations by loyalists and nationalists planned within hours of each other in the same inner city area where republicans and loyalists live cheek by jowl.

Last year officers fired baton rounds and used water cannon during hours of riots at the sectarian impasse during the culmination of the loyal order marching season.

This year Orangemen have been ordered to march past by 4pm - and police have vowed to rigorously enforce the ruling.

PSNI assistant chief constable Will Kerr said: "Listening to the groups over the course of the last week there is a lot of anger and frustration and a lot of concern being voiced by both communities about various elements of the (Parades Commission) determinations."

He added: "We understand those concerns."

He appealed for civic leaders to ask for calm and said he did not want to visit injured officers in hospital.

The Parades Commission, which rules on contentious parades, has decreed that Orangemen return from their main demonstration by 4pm today. There is a republican march planned at 5.30pm in the same area.

Mr Kerr said they would uphold the Commission's determinations on the two parades.

Last year there was serious violence in the area.

Mr Kerr said: "There is no such thing as an inevitability of violence."

He said the cycle of violence for two or three days a year threatened to undermine massively good work done during the rest of the year and pointed to the improvement in overall crime levels, at a 14-year low, and Northern Ireland's efforts to attract more tourists.

He said trouble could mean less jobs and that was not what any community wanted.

"It is absurd to assume that people can come out every year in this predictable cycle and expect for two or three days they can riot without consequences.

"The consequence is they will be caught and will go to jail. If they are looking to get a job this has long term consequences and people need to understand that before they pick up the stone or brick."

He said police had adequate resources to deal with trouble from wherever it came and said he could not see any circumstances where Chief Constable Matt Baggott would override the Commission's determination.

Parading last year cost the police service £5.7 million. There were 59 arrests in July in the Ardoyne area.

The chairman of the Police Federation, Terry Spence, who represents almost 7,000 PSNI officers from the rank of constable to chief inspector, appealed for calm and restraint at tomorrow's parade.

"Police officers will do their duty as required by the law. So should everyone else. The right to parade or to protest against a parade should not be used as an opportunity for violent and sectarian confrontation," he 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. The parade should pass with dignity and the right to protest peacefully should be respected."

Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson said enormous advances had been taken in securing jobs in Northern Ireland and also appealed for calm tomorrow.

"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," he said.

"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."

Stormont justice minister David Ford called on politicians and community leaders to continue to use their influence for a trouble-free Twelfth.

"There is no such thing as recreational rioting. Those who take to the street to cause trouble must recognise the possible personal consequences of what they do," he said.

The Orange Order holds its main Belfast demonstration, which commemorates King William III's 1690 Battle of the Boyne victory over Catholic King James II, at Barnett's Demesne, five miles away from Ardoyne. July 12 is the culmination of the loyal orders' traditional marching season.

Previously the Ardoyne feeder parade has passed through the sectarian interface on its return from the main field at about 7pm. For years rioting has broken out afterwards.

Last year many police officers were injured after petrol bombs, fireworks and stones were hurled at them by a large crowd of republican youths close to the shops. The protective clothing of two officers was set alight when they were hit by petrol bombs. Police used non-lethal plastic baton rounds, water cannon; heavily-armoured vehicles and riot officers with large shields, helmets and batons in response.

Orangemen have complained the 4pm deadline for the parade to end will not allow them enough time to participate in ceremonies at Barnett's Demesne.

A counterprotest by nationalist residents holding placards in front of the shops is expected at the same time. Later the same evening there will be a procession by the Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective, a republican group which opposes the march. Its demonstration last year descended into violence and pitched battles with police. This year loyalists are holding a protest at the same time.

The four groups will descend upon a small area of the inner city close to several sectarian flashpoints. There have been tensions in Ardoyne in the run up to this year's parade and argument between various representative organisations.

Three mediators, former Stormont Assembly speaker Lord Alderdice and clergymen the Rev Norman Hamilton and Fr Gary Donegan, have been exploring the scope for a peaceful solution. They have claimed to have made significant progress but admitted no agreement was reached.

Loyalists spent years engaged in violent standoffs with the security forces in hopes of regaining lost ground after some parades were curtailed following nationalist resident group pressure but eventually gave up.

The Crumlin Road beside Ardoyne is the only remaining parading point in Belfast that inspires recurring violence. There, the Orangemen have no obvious alternative way to march from their lodges to central Belfast and back. Sinn Fein has suggested they disperse at the demonstration field and do not parade home again.

In 2005, IRA dissidents opposed to that organisation's ceasefire first turned Ardoyne into the major July 12 sectarian flashpoint. They hurled homemade grenades at police from Ardoyne shop rooftops, wounding more than 100 officers.





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