Police block Orange Order march route

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Scuffles broke out yesterday in Belfast after police blocked an Orange parade marching through a Catholic area.

It was the third time in three months that Orange parades had been banned from the lower Ormeau Road, where five Catholics were shot dead by loyalist gunmen who opened fire on customers inside a bookmaker's shop in February 1992. An Orange parade is due to march on the Ormeau Road on 12 July, the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne.

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