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Riots flare in Northern Ireland

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) For a third night on Sunday (July14) violence erupted in Northern Ireland around the Orange Day parades. Hundreds of young people took to the streets in Belfast throwing petrol bombs, and firecrackers at police who fired back with baton rounds. The "Orange Walk", as referred to by the Orange Order, marks the 1690 victory at the Battle of the Boyne by the Protestant Prince William of Orange over the Catholic King James II of England. The riots were prompted by an earlier decision to ban marchers from using a particular section of road that divides the two communities. The parade is a regular flash point for sectarian violence between pro-British Protestants who march in the thousands every year and Irish Catholics who despise its symbolism. At least one police officer was wounded, along with nearly 40 other officers hurt on Friday and Saturday night.

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