ORANGE ORDER FEEDER PARADE IN DONEGALL STREET

Orangemen and bands reach St Patrick's Church in Donegall Street on Friday evening

Orangemen and bands reach St Patrick’s Church in Donegall Street on Friday evening

A returning north Belfast parade has reached St Patrick’s Church in Donegall Street, Belfast.

Around ten PSNI landrovers have been positioned near the church.

Among the marchers are DUP north Belfast MP Nigel Dodds and Housing Minister Nelson McCausland.

Nationalist residents have held a counter protest.

Among the protestors is Sinn Fein Culture Minister Caral Ni Chuilin.

During the morning parade, one band played the ‘Sash’ outside the church, against a ruling by the Parades Commission.

Ardoyne parade st patrick's protestHowever, the Orange Order defended the decision saying the church doors were closed at the time.

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