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Parades protests 'should be lawful'

Northern Ireland's Executive has called for all parades-related protests to be lawful.

It follows a discussion about the marching situation in north Belfast at a ministerial meeting today.

Ulster Unionists had formally requested that a Parades Commission's ruling on the Orange parade in Ardoyne on July 12 should be discussed after restrictions were imposed.

But nationalists said decisions on individual parades and protests should be a matter for the commission rather than executive ministers.

A statement from the Executive said: " The Executive agreed that all parades and parades-related protests should be lawful.

"The Executive acknowledges the efforts of many to ensure a peaceful summer."

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