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Apprentice Boys apply to walk on Londonderry's city walls

The Apprentice Boys of Derry, one of the Protestant marching organisations, have applied for permission to walk on Londonderry's city walls this weekend.

In August a crisis was averted when the organisation postponed plans for a similar parade. The Bogside Residents Group yesterday called on the marchers to open talks with local Catholics on the plans. The group said that if they did there was a very strong likelihood of agreement on the issue.

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