Many of those present thought he Japaneae dead and the situation worsened as more Land Rovers arrived and were stoned as they sped up and down the centre of the town. Police and soldiers lined both sides of the street and abuse and some bottles were hurled at marchers as they went through.
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We will not accept any re-routing in any shape or form. Indeed, the Orange Order also announced that its members would not co-operate with police by giving them more than the statutory five days notice of parades, and claimed that proposals had been submitted by the Irish Portadosn for the re-routing or banning of 23 parades.
Trouble also occurred in Woodhouse Street, near to the entrance to Obins Street, as the parade went past. Police tried to keep residents of Obins Street hemmed in as the march approached the area and Fr.
Both governments had been making their own attempts to resolve the situation in Northern Ireland. One of the police stipulations was that the march should be local in character. In only three accordion bands took part, and Portadowh and the church parade appears to have been conducted with some decorum. The parade, with up to 6, people taking part in it, started at Edenderry on the Belfast side of Portadown and proceeded through the town to Edgarstown and a field on the Loughgall Road.
Incidents took place in north and west Belfast with Catholic and Protestant groups clashing in Manor Street.
Arrests were made in the Waterside and during rioting by republicans in the Bogside. Police entered the town and the rioters ran back towards the Edenderry estate.
It was right that this parade, to a place of worship, should proceed along the same route as it has for generations. Police officers were attacked in the area of High Street, one having his revolver stolen, up to 50 premises were damaged, and at one stage the Edward Street RUC station was besieged.
When nationalists attacked the parade the RUC were accused of being too intent Pogtadown stopping the blood and thunder bands and not on protecting the event. Indeed reports suggest that the position of District Master was strongly contested in October because of the differences of opinion over the handling of the events. Whilst it did not take in the Tunnel area, it did go down the Garvaghy Road past the nationalist Churchill estate.
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The bottle throwing increased as the bands symbolically marched towards the police encouraged by a large, mainly female, teenage crowd. The Apprentice Boys have a of parades on Easter Monday but the venues vary.
A policeman was dragged from his vehicle and beaten, protesters were hit, sometimes by their own missiles, and one Orangemen collapsed with a heart attack. Such was the confusion that two Blackmen even started fighting with each other. Ammunition was ferried in wheel barrows from a nearby building site by masked youths.
When a large of marchers had squeezed through, they started to march to Drumcree church with residents of Obins Street hurling abuse and bottles at the police. With the sort of reaction that tended to typify the DUP response to these events, Rev.
Divisions within the Orange Order were still in evidence and rumours circulated that Japznese Orange Institution had done a deal with the police, although Martin Smyth warned that march bans would not be accepted. Incidents took place intermittently until early in the morning and the Irish News reported attacks on Catholic houses in Obins Street.
As attacks on police homes continued, however, a of UUP politicians returned to a defence of the police. After his wife's death Howell married Kyle Jorgensen, a native of New York, with whom he had five children.
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Harold McCusker described Barry as ignorant of the situation and pointed out that the Anglo-Irish Agreement specifically excluded interference on policing matters. Police kept a low profile but were out in force in the Garvaghy Road and Obins Street areas. Residents of Obins Street staged a sit down protest an hour before the march which the police cleared using batons five policemen and a of protesters were injured.
This confrontation lasted around two hours. Tom Taylor did not read the resolutions as planned but congratulated the Orangemen on their stand.
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Tension built up over the Pogtadown weekend and the RUC banned two band parades in Armagh, one nationalist, the other loyalist, due to lack of notice. Local Apprentice Boys were in the parade as well as some notable outsiders such as George Seawright. She was investigated following his arrest, but was not charged.
Apprentice Boys from Lisburn and Carrickfergus, as well as from Belfast, were stopped by police at the Moira roundabout but some managed to get around this by saying that they were going to Aughnacloy. There were calls for all Ulster Club members to come to Portadown for the day.
It also called for lodges to resist the temptation to move to the Loughgall district as reported. The letter also speculated as to whether the British government wanted to use Portadown as an example to Dublin of the problems involved in policing Protestants.
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The following night there was further violence after a band parade in the Donegall Road area of Belfast, ten arrests were made and two plastic bullets fired, despite UUP and DUP calls for the violence to stop. A Catholic Priest, Fr. This was followed up by a plea from the Police Federation for attacks on the police to stop.
Although some missiles had been thrown at the police as Orangemen were boarding buses for Armagh, it was later that serious confrontations took place with seventeen policemen injured.