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Thursday 30 July 2015

In Pictures: UVF parade held in Belfast

Published 28/09/2013 | 15:33

More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume,  take part in a parade to mark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. PUP leader Billy Hutchinson, as Lord Carson, inspects the volunteers.
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to mark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. PUP leader Billy Hutchinson, as Lord Carson, inspects the volunteers.
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to mark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to mark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to mark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Pacemaker
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Pacemaker
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Pacemaker
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Pacemaker
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Pacemaker
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Pacemaker
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Pacemaker
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Pacemaker
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. PUP leader Billy Hutchinson, as Lord Carson, inspects the volunteers. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
PUP leader Billy Hutchinson, as Lord Carson, receives the flag during dedication of colours at Fernhill House after the parade makes its way up the Shankill Road. More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. PUP leader Billy Hutchinson, as Lord Carson, inspects the volunteers. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. PUP leader Billy Hutchinson, as Lord Carson, inspects the volunteers. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye
More than 10,000 people, some of them dressed in period costume, take part in a parade to m.ark the centenary of the formation of the UVF in west Belfast. Photo: Presseye

Thousand of people have taken part in a parade to commemorate the formation of the UVF in Belfast 100 years ago.

More than 10,000 people have taken part in the march to Fernhill, many dressed in period costume.

The original UVF was formed in 1913 to fight Home Rule, one year after almost half-a-million men and women signed the Ulster Covenant.

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