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Orange widows remembered during Belfast parade

An Orange Order parade in memory of their brethren's widows took place in Belfast on Sunday afternoon.

A number of Belfast lodges took part in the parade amid a heavy security presence.

The parade started on the Crumlin Road at 2.30pm on Sunday and walked along Donegall Street to Royal Avenue before makings its way to the Shankill area to take part in a church service.

A number of Carrick Hill residents staged a protest at the parade.

The return parade is due to take place at 4.30pm.

Earlier there was a major security operation in Belfast city centre for a republican Easter Rising parade. It passed a loyalist protest on Royal Avenue.

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