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Sectarian rioting at Twelfth of July Orange Order parades in Belfast

The annual Twelfth of July Orange Order parades in Belfast witnessed some of the worst violence in recent years.

13th July, 2013
Nigel Dodds: the North Belfast MP was knocked unconscious by a brick.

The annual Twelfth of July Orange Order parades in Belfast witnessed some of the worst violence in recent years. Last Friday evening dozens of police officers were injured and Democratic Unionist Party MP, Nigel Dodds, was hospitalised after being struck in the head by a brick during sectarian rioting in North Belfast.

The trouble flared up after Police Service of Northern Ireland officers prevented parading Orangemen from passing the Ardoyne shops and the Crumlin Road,...

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