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View Resource Marching Season Brings Unrest in Northern Ireland

The "Marching Season" denotes the mid-summer period in which the Protestant Orange Order holds a number of parades to commemorate seventeenth-century Protestant victories over Catholics. Although some of these parades have been held for over a hundred years, the demographics of Northern Ireland have changed considerably. Parade routes which once wound down country lanes or through solidly...