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Five arrested in connection with illegal Easter Monday parade in Derry

Five men have been arrested and a number of items seized in connection with an illegal dissident parade in Londonderry on Easter Monday.

The group, aged 29, 31, 42, 45, and 50, were detained after searches at a premises in Chamberlain Street near to the city's Bogside area.

Chief Inspector Paul McCracken said: "Immediately after the parade and the attack on local police officers on Monday, we had said that robust action would be taken against those who orchestrated the violence and those who participated.

"These searches and arrests are the first phase of that action and more will follow in coming days. Those who seek to attack police and bring violence onto the streets can expect to be held accountable for their actions."

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