Police call on marchers, protestors to show restraint

Orange march Police asked marchers and protestors to exercise restraint and responsibility

Police are appealing for people to ensure that the Twelfth of July Orange parades on Monday pass off peacefully.

In a statement, the PSNI asked everyone taking in, or protesting against the parades, to "exercise restraint and responsibility".

Last year, dissident republicans were blamed for orchestrating rioting which broke out at an Orange Order march in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast.

Twenty-one officers were injured during the disturbances.

The cost of policing three nights of rioting in the area last July was just over £420,000.

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Wall art Off the wall

    Belfast is shifting its creative focus - from unconventional street art to modern sculptures

Programmes

  • A motorised skateboadThe Travel Show Watch

    The motorised skateboard which can reach speeds of 17mph (27 km/h) and other travel technology

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.