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Saturday, July 3, 1999 Published at 22:41 GMT 23:41 UK


Picture gallery: Drumcree

There was no repeat of last year's violence at Drumcree on the outskirts of Portadown, County Armagh as an unprecedented security presence prevented members of the Protestant Orange Order marching down the predominantly Catholic Garvaghy Road.

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Jonathan Bell (second left), organiser of the Long March, leads his supporters through the streets of Portadown. They arrived in the town to support the Orangemen's right to march down the Garvaghy Road.

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A family picnics in a field only yards away from the ploughed trenches, razor wire and steel barricades erected by British troops at Drumcree.

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A traditional marching band leads hundreds of Orangemen as they head towards the barricades at Drumcree.

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A British Army helicopter takes off close to Drumcree Church, scene of Sunday's traditional service.

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British soldiers next to an armoured Land Rover keep a watchful eye on hundreds of Orangemen as they congregate at Drumcree.

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A British soldier, armed with an automatic rifle, stands guard on the barricades as a Northern Irish saltire flutters in the background.

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Supporters of the Orangemen get a closer look at the steel and razor barricades erected by the army to prevent them marching down the Garvaghy Road.

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