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Monday 4 May 2015

4,000 officers for Twelfth parades

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
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
Disturbances in Ardoyne as a fourth night of rioting took place in north Belfast
Rioters shine a green laser light to try to blind police officers during disturbances 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
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
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly speaks to residents in Ardoyne during a rally at Brompton Park to highlight opposition against those who have been rioting in the area in recent nights
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly speaks to residents in Ardoyne during a rally at Brompton Park to highlight opposition against those who have been rioting in the area
Ardoyne resident Eddie Copeland speaking with Gerry Kelly - Ardoyne residents gather to protest about the recent rioting in the area
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly speaks to residents in Ardoyne during a rally at Brompton Park to highlight opposition against those who have been rioting in the area in recent nights
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly speaks to residents in Ardoyne during a rally at Brompton Park to highlight opposition against those who have been rioting in the area in recent nights
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly speaks to residents in Ardoyne during a rally at Brompton Park to highlight opposition against those who have been rioting in the area in recent nights
Fr Gary Donegan speaks to residents in Ardoyne during a rally at Brompton Park to highlight opposition against those who have been rioting in the area in recent nights
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly speaks to residents in Ardoyne during a rally at Brompton Park to highlight opposition against those who have been rioting in the area in recent nights
Ardoyne residents attend a rally at Brompton Park to highlight opposition to those who have been rioting in the area in recent nights
The SDLP's Alban Magennis speaks to residents in Ardoyne during a rally at Brompton Park to highlight opposition to those who have been rioting in the area in recent nights
Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly and SDLP's Alban Magennis at last night's rally at Brompton Park in Ardoyne attended by local residents calling for an end to rioting in the area
Ardoyne resident Eddie Copeland speaking with police last night - Ardoyne residents gather to protest about the recent rioting in the area
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly arrives at a rally in Ardoyne to highlight opposition to those who have been rioting in the area in recent nights July 2010
Ardoyne resident Eddie Copeland speaking with police last night - Ardoyne residents gather to protest about the recent rioting in the area July 2010
Angry confrontation between Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly (left) and masked youths at Ardoyne shops on a fourth consecutive night of rioting July 2010
Angry confrontation between a local woman and masked youths at Ardoyne shops on a fourth consecutive night of rioting July 2010
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
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
The Orange Order is planning protests over a decision to ban a parade passing a sectarian flashpoint in north Belfast

A total of 4,000 officers will be involved in a major security operation around Friday's traditional Twelfth of July commemorations in Northern Ireland as Orangemen pledged to protest over the banning of a controversial parade.

The Orange Order is planning to mount a series of protests to show its opposition to the decision banning the parade past a sectarian flashpoint in north Belfast.

Orangemen claim the Parades Commission has created a crisis with its determination preventing the annual march in Ardoyne.

Among officers deployed throughout the region will be 630 mutual aid officers from 22 constabularies elsewhere in the UK.

Outlining the Police Service of Northern Ireland's strategy for the day, Assistant Chief Constable Will Kerr appealed for responsible leadership and warned anyone perceived to be inciting trouble would have to face the consequences.

"Tomorrow is going to be a big day. There will be thousands of people on the streets. We want them to enjoy their day and want to police it in a way that allows them to enjoy it," he said.

"The principal aim of the policing operation is public safety. People have a responsibility not to encourage, incite or say anything that makes that less likely.

"There are criminal responsibilities not to incite anything that makes them criminally culpable."

Mr Kerr insisted the PSNI had enough resources to uphold the Parades Commission determination.

Major security operations will be mounted at a number of locations across Belfast including Ardoyne, the Short Strand and Broadway, which have all seen major disturbances in recent years.

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