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The effigy of Colonel Robert Lundy is set alight as the annual Shutting of the Gates parade by the Apprentice Boys of Derry took place at the weekend. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 04.12.16

The effigy of Colonel Robert Lundy is set alight as the annual Shutting of the Gates parade by the Apprentice Boys of Derry took place at the weekend. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 04.12.16

The annual Apprentice Boys parade passes through New Gate as the organisation marked the Shutting of the Gates of the historic city of Londonderry by thirteen apprentices, beginning of the Siege of the City in 1688. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 03.12.16

The annual Apprentice Boys parade passes through New Gate as the organisation marked the Shutting of the Gates of the historic city of Londonderry by thirteen apprentices, beginning of the Siege of the City in 1688. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 03.12.16

The Apprentice Boys parade which took place on Saturday,  as the organisation marked the Shutting of the Gates of the historic city of Londonderry by thirteen apprentices, beginning of the Siege of the City in 1688. The parade culminates in the burning of an effigy of Colonel Robert Lundy who wanted to surrender the city to King James. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 03.12.16

The Apprentice Boys parade which took place on Saturday, as the organisation marked the Shutting of the Gates of the historic city of Londonderry by thirteen apprentices, beginning of the Siege of the City in 1688. The parade culminates in the burning of an effigy of Colonel Robert Lundy who wanted to surrender the city to King James. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 03.12.16

One of the Apprentice Boys who added a splash of festive colour during the annual parade marking the Shutting of the Gates of the historic city of Londonderry by thirteen apprentices, beginning of the Siege of the City in 1688. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 03.12.16

One of the Apprentice Boys who added a splash of festive colour during the annual parade marking the Shutting of the Gates of the historic city of Londonderry by thirteen apprentices, beginning of the Siege of the City in 1688. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 03.12.16

Maurice Devenney who was one of the Apprentice Boys on parade on Saturday in Londonderry. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 04.12.16

Maurice Devenney who was one of the Apprentice Boys on parade on Saturday in Londonderry. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 04.12.16

One of the Apprentice Boys who added a splash of festive colour during the annual parade marking the Shutting of the Gates of the historic city of Londonderry by thirteen apprentices, beginning of the Siege of the City in 1688. The parade culminates in the burning of an effigy of Colonel Robert Lundy who wanted to surrender the city to King James. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 03.12.16

One of the Apprentice Boys who added a splash of festive colour during the annual parade marking the Shutting of the Gates of the historic city of Londonderry by thirteen apprentices, beginning of the Siege of the City in 1688. The parade culminates in the burning of an effigy of Colonel Robert Lundy who wanted to surrender the city to King James. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 03.12.16

Maurice Devenney who was one of the Apprentice Boys on parade on Saturday in Londonderry. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 04.12.16

Maurice Devenney who was one of the Apprentice Boys on parade on Saturday in Londonderry. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 04.12.16

One of the Apprentice Boys who added a splash of festive colour during the annual parade marking the Shutting of the Gates of the historic city of Londonderry by thirteen apprentices, beginning of the Siege of the City in 1688. The parade culminates in the burning of an effigy of Colonel Robert Lundy who wanted to surrender the city to King James. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 03.12.16

One of the Apprentice Boys who added a splash of festive colour during the annual parade marking the Shutting of the Gates of the historic city of Londonderry by thirteen apprentices, beginning of the Siege of the City in 1688. The parade culminates in the burning of an effigy of Colonel Robert Lundy who wanted to surrender the city to King James. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 03.12.16

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The effigy of Colonel Robert Lundy is set alight as the annual Shutting of the Gates parade by the Apprentice Boys of Derry took place at the weekend. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 04.12.16

Thousands have taken part in the Apprentice Boys' annual Lundy's Day parade in Londonderry.

The event - often referred to as Lundy's Day, is marked on the first Saturday in December, to celebrate the stand taken on that day in 1688 by the thirteen apprentices who shut the gates during the famous siege of Derry.

In keeping with tradition, an effigy of Lt Col Robert Lundy, known as Lundy the Traitor, was burned.

A number of politicians, including East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell took part in the event on Saturday.

PSNI Chief Inspector Alan Hutton said there was one arrest in relation to disorderly behaviour.

He added that there had been "tremendous support and co-operation to make the day work".

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