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Watch as masked dissident republicans parade through streets of Dublin

Masked dissident republicans paraded through the centre of Dublin today at an event to mark the centenary of the Easter rising.

Wearing berets and with scarves pulled over the faces men in combat fatigues marched behind a lone piper.

Gardai did not intervene to prevent the sinister display that echoed a similar parade in Lurgan last month when members of the Continuity IRA paraded through the town.

Saturday's rally in Dublin was organised by Republican Sinn Fein – the militant dissident party behind the recent terror display in Lurgan. The group is regarded as the political wing of the Continuity IRA.

Masked men paraded through the streets of Lurgan, Coalisland and Londonderry during the Easter weekend earlier this month, as commemorations to remember the centenary of the Easter Rising took place across the island of Ireland.

In one of the most sinister displays a threat from the Continuity IRA against members of the security forces was read out by masked men in Lurgan.

Following the parades, unionists, including the First Minister, criticised police for not taking any preventative measures to stop the paramilitary displays.

Arlene Foster said:  "I want to see these people behind bars. No place for masked men in Northern Ireland."

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