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Belfast Orange Order parades pass off peacefully

Published 12/07/2016

Officers remove barriers as The contentious orange order parade gathers at the stopping point on the Woodvale road during July 12th celebrations in Belfast , 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Officers remove barriers as The contentious orange order parade gathers at the stopping point on the Woodvale road during July 12th celebrations in Belfast , 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Gerald Solinas hands over a letter of petition at the contentious orange order parade gathers at the stopping point on the Woodvale road during July 12th celebrations in Belfast , 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Bandsmen and members of the Orange Order pictured at a PSNI barrier at the Woodvale Road in North Belfast after the main 12th of July parades took place across Northern Ireland. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Orange Order members march on Woodvale Road in Belfast as part of the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. PA
Orange Order members march on Woodvale Road in Belfast as part of the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. PA
Police look on as Orange Order members march on Woodvale Road in Belfast as part of the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. PA
Police look on as Orange Order members march on Woodvale Road in Belfast as part of the annual Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland. PA
Bandsmen and members of the Orange Order pictured at a PSNI barrier at the Woodvale Road in North Belfast after the main 12th of July parades took place across Northern Ireland. This year, as has been the case since 2013, the feeder parade was not allowed to return by the same route on Tuesday evening. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Bandsmen and members of the Orange Order pictured at a PSNI barrier at the Woodvale Road in North Belfast after the main 12th of July parades took place across Northern Ireland. This year, as has been the case since 2013, the feeder parade was not allowed to return by the same route on Tuesday evening. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Bandsmen and members of the Orange Order pictured at a PSNI barrier at the Woodvale Road in North Belfast after the main 12th of July parades took place across Northern Ireland. This year, as has been the case since 2013, the feeder parade was not allowed to return by the same route on Tuesday evening. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Bandsmen and members of the Orange Order pictured at a PSNI barrier at the Woodvale Road in North Belfast after the main 12th of July parades took place across Northern Ireland. This year, as has been the case since 2013, the feeder parade was not allowed to return by the same route on Tuesday evening. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Bandsmen and members of the Orange Order pictured at a PSNI barrier at the Woodvale Road in North Belfast after the main 12th of July parades took place across Northern Ireland. This year, as has been the case since 2013, the feeder parade was not allowed to return by the same route on Tuesday evening. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Police erect a barrier ahead of the contentious Orange Order parade at the stopping point on the Woodvale Road during July 12th celebrations in Belfast , 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Police erect a barrier ahead of The contentious orange order parade at the stopping point on the Woodvale road during July 12th celebrations in Belfast , 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Police erect a barrier ahead of The contentious orange order parade at the stopping point on the Woodvale road during July 12th celebrations in Belfast , 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Police erect a barrier ahead of the contentious orange order parade at the stopping point on the Woodvale road during July 12th celebrations in Belfast , 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Police erect a barrier ahead of the contentious orange order parade at the stopping point on the Woodvale road during July 12th celebrations in Belfast , 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Police erect a barrier ahead of the contentious orange order parade at the stopping point on the Woodvale road during July 12th celebrations in Belfast , 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Police erect a barrier ahead of the contentious orange order parade at the stopping point on the Woodvale road during July 12th celebrations in Belfast , 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Police erect a barrier ahead of the contentious orange order parade at the stopping point on the Woodvale road during July 12th celebrations in Belfast , 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Police erect a barrier ahead of the contentious orange order parade at the stopping point on the Woodvale road during July 12th celebrations in Belfast , 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Police erect a barrier ahead of the contentious orange order parade at the stopping point on the Woodvale road during July 12th celebrations in Belfast , 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Police erect a barrier ahead of the contentious orange order parade at the stopping point on the Woodvale road during July 12th celebrations in Belfast , 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Flashpoint Orange Order parades marking the Twelfth of July across Belfast have passed off virtually without incident.

Marches near Catholic churches in the east and city centre were largely uneventful while the most volatile sectarian interface at the nationalist Ardoyne remained calm amid claims a deal to end the long-running dispute had been close.

A young Orange band member looks up at the camera as he holds his banner before he takes part in the annual Orange march on July 12, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
A young Orange band member looks up at the camera as he holds his banner before he takes part in the annual Orange march on July 12, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Orange bandsmen share a joke before they take part in the annual Orange march on July 12, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: Female Orange lodge members show off their matching tattoos before taking part in the annual Orange march on July 12, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: An Orangeman poses for a portrait before he takes part in the annual Orange march on July 12, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: An Orangeman lights up his pipe before he takes part in the annual Orange march on July 12, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Men in period costume wait for the start as the main 12th July parade moves off from Carlisle circus in Belfast, on July 12, 2016. 12th July is the main marching day in the Orange Order calendar. The parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
Men in period costume parade as the main 12th July parade moves off from Carlisle circus in Belfast, on July 12, 2016. 12th July is the main marching day in the Orange Order calendar. The parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
The parade marches past police, keeping Nationalist protestors away from a Loyalist feeder parade, passing the Nationalist Ardoyne shops on its way to join the main 12th July celebrations on July 12, 2016, the return parade has been banned from returning passed the shops this evening. 12th July is the main marching day in the Orange Order calendar. The parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
An Orangewoman from Glasgow, poses for a photograph as the main 12th July parade moves off from Carlisle circus in Belfast, on July 12, 2016. 12th July is the main marching day in the Orange Order calendar. The parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
Orangemen, some in period costume wait for the start, as the main 12th July parade moves off from Carlisle circus in Belfast, on July 12, 2016. 12th July is the main marching day in the Orange Order calendar. The parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
An Orangeman with an orange lily watches, as the main 12th July parade moves off from Carlisle circus in Belfast, on July 12, 2016. 12th July is the main marching day in the Orange Order calendar. The parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
Orangewomen take a selfie photograph beside a police landrover, as the main 12th July parade moves off from Carlisle circus in Belfast, on July 12, 2016. 12th July is the main marching day in the Orange Order calendar. The parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: An Orangemen wearing union jack braces watches on as thousands take part in the annual Orange march on July 12, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Orangemen lead as the main 12th July parade moves off from Carlisle circus in Belfast, on July 12, 2016. 12th July is the main marching day in the Orange Order calendar. The parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
Orangemen lead the main parade as the main 12th July parade moves off from Carlisle circus in Belfast, on July 12, 2016. 12th July is the main marching day in the Orange Order calendar. The parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: Female band members dressed in military outfits from the first world war take a selfie on a smartphone before they take part in the annual Orange march on July 12, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: An Orangeman watches from under the shade of a tree as thousands of Orangemen and bandsmen take part in the annual Orange march on July 12, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: The leading party of Orangemen stand to attention as they wait for the beginning of the annual Orange march on July 12, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: An Orange bandsman screams into the camera as he takes part in the annual Orange march on July 12, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: An Orange bandsman screams into the camera as he takes part in the annual Orange march on July 12, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: An Orange Flute band takes part in the annual Orange march on July 12, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: An Orangeman displays his Sash before he takes part in the annual Orange march on July 12, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: A young band member throws his baton skywards as thousands of Orangemen and bandsmen take part in the annual Orange march on July 12, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
An Orangeman poses for a portrait before he takes part in the annual Orange march on July 12, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
The Orange Parade in Belfast City Centre on Tuesday , as the 12th of July celebrations take part across Northern Ireland, to commemorate the Battle of Boyne, which occurred on Ireland's east coast in 1690. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
The Orange Parade in Belfast City Centre on Tuesday , as the 12th of July celebrations take part across Northern Ireland, to commemorate the Battle of Boyne, which occurred on Ireland's east coast in 1690. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
The Orange Parade in Belfast City Centre on Tuesday , as the 12th of July celebrations take part across Northern Ireland, to commemorate the Battle of Boyne, which occurred on Ireland's east coast in 1690. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
A young band member poses for a photograph as thousands of Orangemen and bandsmen take part in the annual Orange march on July 12, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Orange marches and demonstrations celebrate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James II on the banks of the river Boyne. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
The Orange Parade in Belfast City Centre on Tuesday , as the 12th of July celebrations take part across Northern Ireland, to commemorate the Battle of Boyne, which occurred on Ireland's east coast in 1690. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
The Orange Parade in Belfast City Centre on Tuesday , as the 12th of July celebrations take part across Northern Ireland, to commemorate the Battle of Boyne, which occurred on Ireland's east coast in 1690. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Gavin Robinson MP and his son Reuben join Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
The Orange Parade in Belfast City Centre on Tuesday , as the 12th of July celebrations take part across Northern Ireland, to commemorate the Battle of Boyne, which occurred on Ireland's east coast in 1690. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
The Orange Parade in Belfast City Centre on Tuesday , as the 12th of July celebrations take part across Northern Ireland, to commemorate the Battle of Boyne, which occurred on Ireland's east coast in 1690. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th July 2016 - Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2016: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th July 2016 - Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
The Orange Parade in Belfast City Centre on Tuesday , as the 12th of July celebrations take part across Northern Ireland, to commemorate the Battle of Boyne, which occurred on Ireland's east coast in 1690. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
The Orange Parade in Belfast City Centre on Tuesday , as the 12th of July celebrations take part across Northern Ireland, to commemorate the Battle of Boyne, which occurred on Ireland's east coast in 1690. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/16 The Orange Parade in Belfast City Centre on Tuesday , as the 12th of July celebrations take part across Northern Ireland, to commemorate the Battle of Boyne, which occurred on IrelandÕs east coast in 1690. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/16 The Orange Parade in Belfast City Centre on Tuesday , as the 12th of July celebrations take part across Northern Ireland, to commemorate the Battle of Boyne, which occurred on IrelandÕs east coast in 1690. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2016: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2016: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2016: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Members of the public watch Orangemen and bandsmen in Belfast City Centre as they take part in the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. The parades celebrate William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
The Orange Parade in Belfast City Centre on Tuesday , as the 12th of July celebrations take part across Northern Ireland, to commemorate the Battle of Boyne, which occurred on IrelandÕs east coast in 1690. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2016: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Amanda Campbell and Joanne Liddle from Scotland pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2016: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2016: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2016: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2016: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Kyle Brown from Dondonald pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2016: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2016: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2016: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2016: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2016: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2016: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2016: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2016: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The 12th of July parades mark the 326th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A total of 18 demonstrations are being held in towns and cities. Orange Order members pictured during the Belfast parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up the Lisburn Road Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up the Malone Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. Two-year-old Seth Thompson from Rosetta watches the parade on the Malone Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up the Malone Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. Seven-year-old Conor Boyd waits for the parade on the Lisburn Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up the Malone Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up the Malone Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up the Malone Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up the Malone Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. Seven-year-old Conor Boyd waits for the parade on the Lisburn Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up the Malone Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. Seven-year-old Conor Boyd waits for the parade on the Lisburn Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up the Lisburn Road Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up the Malone Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up the Malone Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up Balmoral Avenue. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up the Malone Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up the Lisburn Road Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up Malone Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. Glasgow County Lodge members(L-R) Mark Kirkland, Eddie McGonnell, Kirsty Gardner and Gina McNee pose for a selfie as the parade takes a break on the Lisburn Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up Balmoral Avenue. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. Left to right. Elle Knowles(4) with her cousin Phoebe(2) watch the parade on Balmoral Avenue. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up the Lisburn Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up the Lisburn Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up Balmoral Avenue. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up Malone Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up Malone Road.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. Left to right. Norma Moore, Jodie Moore(8) and Thomasena Hunt wait for the parade on Balmoral Avenue. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way into the field. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up Malone Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up Malone Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. Andrew Thompson with his two-year-old son Seth from Rosetta. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up Malone Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. Seven-year-old Conor Boyd waits for the parade on the Lisburn Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. Left to right. Zac Jamison(3) and Marcus Toan(7) wait for the parade on the Lisburn Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. Brothers Roman(3&left) and Reuben McKinney(2) from Templepatrick play the drums as they want for the parade on the Lisburn Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade makes its way up the Lisburn Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade takes a break on the Lisburn Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade takes a break on the Lisburn Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. The parade takes a break on the Lisburn Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. Seven-year-old Marcus Toan waits for the parade on the Lisburn Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2015 Belfast's Orange Order annual 12th of July demonstration makes its way through the City Centre to the field at Malone House beside Shaws Bridge. Chelsea Pensioner Sam Cameron and seven-year-old Conor Boyd wait for the parade on the Lisburn Road. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The parades mark the 325th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Twelfth celebrations in Saintfield.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 13/07/2015: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The parades mark the 325th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Twelfth celebrations in Saintfield. Photo Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 13/07/2015: Thousands of Orange Order members are taking part in parades across Northern Ireland. The parades mark the 325th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Twelfth celebrations in Saintfield. Photo Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

However, several families near the staunchly loyalist Shankill Road were left facing homelessness after their properties were burned beside an Eleventh Night bonfire marking the start of festivities on Monday. And a normally liberal Ulster Unionist MP apologised after tweeting a photograph of him standing in front of a bonfire with the Irish flag on top.

The vast majority of the 600 parades on the Twelfth commemorating the anniversary of King William III's victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 are free of trouble each year.

But the threat of disorder at a small number of sectarian junctions between Catholic and Protestant residents always has the potential to mar the day.

More than 3,000 police officers were on duty but the situation remained peaceful and low key.

During recent Twelfths, police have come under attack at a temporary barrier on the Woodvale Road as they prevented three Orange lodges and their supporters from reaching Ardoyne.

In recent days a deal between the Orange Order and residents fell through but community workers on both sides of the divide have expressed hope the work can be salvaged.

This year, in what was apparently a pre-planned move, only a dozen members of one of the lodges approached the barrier, with a small number of supporters watching on.

After handing a letter of protest to the police officer co-ordinating the operation, they stood with their backs to the railings for over an hour before dispersing.

The intention was for the other two lodges to also walk to the barricade, but they did not arrive because a timing issue meant they missed a deadline set by the Parades Commission for loyal order members to leave.

Afterwards there was a minor incident on the nearby Crumlin Road when loyalist and nationalist youths shouted abuse at each other but police moved in swiftly to prevent trouble. Republicans tried to set fire to Union flags while some children threw a couple of bottles at police.

The main Belfast parade, the longest, had passed St Patrick's Catholic Church on Donegall Street without major incident. There has been a long-running confrontation between bandsmen and residents over songs played outside and tight restrictions were imposed.

Bands were told to only play a single drumbeat near the church, and most abided by the Parades Commission ruling.

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