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Northern Ireland Riots In Pictures: Orangemen, Men In Green And Red Blood

by | 13th, July 2010

IN Northern Ireland, the Orangemen are marching, as they do every July 12th. The Orangemen are guarded by the police (black) from attack by Nationalist protesters (green) in the Ardoyne Road area of north Belfast.

The nationalist protesters have staged a sit-down demonstration ahead of the Orange Order march. They are cleared and the marchers march. The police fire 70 baton rounds. A policewoman suffers head injuries when she was hit by a lump of masonry. A further 81 officers had been injured. Three police officers have been shot in separate incident in north Belfast.

A few views:

LORD MORROW, DUP ASSEMBLY MEMBER

“The Twelfth is the pinnacle of the Protestant cultural calendar, but year on year it is becoming more synonymous with orchestrated republican rioting, with few if any made amenable to the law.”

ALBAN MAGINNESS, SDLP NORTH BELFAST MLA

“We are hostages to any group that wants to up the ante and create conflict.

“I don’t think the Parades Commission got it right allowing a march which is so obviously not wanted by peaceable, law-abiding people of this area.”

GERRY KELLY, SINN FEIN NORTH BELFAST MLA

“This situation was brought about by the insistence of the Orange Order to march through three nationalist areas as an add-on to their main parade and the decision of the Parades Commission to facilitate them in this. The rioting we witnessed this evening is wrong, counterproductive and should not have happened”

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Police remove nationalist protesters before an Orange Order march in north Belfast.



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