July 9, 1996 in Nation/World

Parade Decision Met With Rioting

Compiled From Wire Services

Protestants torched cars, blocked roads and attacked police Monday after authorities barred an annual march through a Roman Catholic enclave, setting off violent protests across Northern Ireland.

For a second day, riot police prevented the Orange Order, Northern Ireland’s main Protestant organization, from marching along the Garvaghy Road, through Portadown’s hostile Catholic quarter.

The confrontation brought the worst mayhem since paramilitary cease-fires in 1994.

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