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September 19, 2018

Rioting and violence mark culmination of marching season in Northern Ireland

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Derry City has seen almost a week of continuous violence which has seen shots being fired at PSNI officers RTE reports.

Tensions reach a peak around this time of the year, as the Orange Order Marching season culminates on the 12th of the July, the anniversary of Dutch King William’s victory at the battle of the Boyne over the English King James in 1690.

Multiple missiles have been hurled at police officers and vehicles attempting to contain and subdue the unrest in the city and officers used baton rounds in an attempt to disperse riotous crowds in the Nationalist Bogside area.

Earlier this week in Belfast there were also scenes of mayhem on the 11th of July, the night when the Unionist community mark the eve of the Boyne anniversary by lighting massive bonfires.

When police attempted to dismantle un approved bonfires youths in the Unionist areas of East Belfast, rioted setting multiple as well as a bus that was hijacked and a security alert temporarily closed Belfast airport the Irish Mirror reports.

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