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NORTHERN IRELAND-PROTESTANT PARADES
Police: Annual Protestant parade in Northern Ireland largely peaceful
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, July 13, 2014 7:08 AM EDT
Police in Northern Ireland say an annual Protestant parade that typically sparks riots and disorder has taken place peacefully.
The parades by the Orange Order brotherhood commemorate the 17th-century victory of Protestant King William of Orange against the Catholic he dethroned, James II. The marches often raise tensions among the Irish Catholic minority.
Last year, several nights of riots left dozens of officers and others injured, and hundreds of people were charged or reported to prosecutors for protest-related disorder.
This year, marchers were barred from passing a sectarian flashpoint in north Belfast.