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N Ireland Secretary appeals for calm ahead of parade

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has appealed for calm ahead of a controversial parade commemorating deceased IRA members.

Ms Villiers said: “I know the deep pain this parade will cause the families of victims in West Tyrone and the rest of Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has appealed for calm ahead of the parade in County Tyrone. Credit: Paul Faith/PA Wire

“I would appeal for calm in Castlederg today.

“All possible support must be given to the police in upholding the rule of law and acting to keep the community safe at this tense time.”