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Orange marches again stir violence in Belfast

By Shawn Pogatchnik
Associated Press / July 13, 2012
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Irish Catholic militants attacked riot police Thursday in a polarized corner of Belfast as the most divisive day on Northern Ireland’s calendar reached a typically ugly end — and yet managed, amid the smoke and chaos, to break some ground for peacemaking. Several hours of violence in the hard-line Catholic Ardoyne district marked the fourth straight year that the area has descended into street battles following the annual passage of Protestant marchers from the Orange Order brotherhood.

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