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Sunday, 8 July, 2001, 14:30 GMT 15:30 UK
Picture gallery: Orange protest at Drumcree
The Orange Order in Northern Ireland made an official protest at the barricade across the road leading from Drumcree church near Portadown, County Armagh.

The protest followed a decision by the Northern Ireland Parades Commission to bar the Orangemen from walking back to Portadown along the mainly nationalist Garvaghy Road for the fourth year in a row.

A verbal protest was made to a senior RUC officer at the scene, following the Orangemen's annual service on Sunday commemorating the battle of the Somme. Here are the day's events in pictures.

Razor wire
Army preparations in the fields around Drumcree

March starts
Orange marchers head off from Portadown town centre


Orange protesters gather at Drumcree church


Marchers prepare to walk to security barrier


Verbal protest delivered to RUC officer at barrier











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