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Ardoyne parade: March takes place along contentious stretch in north Belfast

A parade has taken place along a contentious stretch of road in north Belfast.

A compromise agreement to end the dispute was finally reached in September — three years after an Orange Order parade was banned from returning along the Crumlin Road.

Under the agreement the parade could proceed early on the morning of October 1, and nationalist residents’ group Cara would not stage a protest.

A second residents’ group, Garc — which refused to back the deal — objected and organised a rally the night before.

Yesterday morning, bandsmen paraded past the Ardoyne shops, flanked by police, without a green light from the Parades Commission.

PUP councillor Julie-Anne Corr tweeted: "No objections - no protest - no PC decision. Great to see the North Belfast deal holding".

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