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Orange Order march violence

Police were fired upon overnight after violence broke out in North Belfast following the annual Orange Order march passed through the Catholic area of Ardoyne. The PSNI said the parade passed peacefully.

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Minor scuffles as Orange Order march begins

Orange Order parade passes through protesting residents in Ardoyne in North Belfast Credit: Twitter: Sharon_Gaffey / RTE

Some minor scuffles broke out in North Belfast as an Orange Order marched passed through the catholic area of Ardoyne.

Nationalist protesters clashed with police after the march passed peacefully through the interface area. Punches were thrown, but the area is now peaceful.

Residents protest against the Orange Order march in Ardoyne. Credit: Twitter: Sharon_Gaffey / RTE

The security forces are on the alert for more violence this evening when the parade makes its second journey through the area, but Orangemen say a peaceful solution was reached last night following talks with community groups.

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