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Video: Twelfth Belfast - Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly welcomes the 'change in atmosphere' as Ardoyne parade passes off peacefully


The Twelfth morning parade at Ardoyne in North Belfast, an interface area between nationalists and unionists which has seen severe violence in recent years, passed off peacefully after an agreement between members of the local community.

There was a heavy police presence but bandsmen and Orangemen processed past a handful of nationalist residents to be greeted by loyalist supporters.

Sinn Fein North Belfast MLA Gerry Kelly said there was 'a different atmosphere' in the Ardoyne area following the agreement between the local residents and the loyal orders.

This morning's feeder parade passed Ardoyne shops without incident.

The Orangemen will not be returning home on the Twelfth evening past the shops.

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