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Wednesday, 5 September, 2001, 14:09 GMT 15:09 UK
The walk to Holy Cross
Police work to keep apart Protestants and Catholics
Police work to keep apart Protestants and Catholics



There have been appeals for calm in the Ardoyne area of North Belfast where Catholic parents have clashed with Protestants as they tried to take their children through a Protestant housing estate to Holy Cross Primary School.

Catholic parents claim they are exercising their right to walk their children to school but the Protestants also believe they are the ones under siege. What has led loyalists to protest at Catholic children walking past their front doors is still unclear. But it's the impact on those children that has caused the most suprise

 Two Catholic children (not those pictured) talk about their walk to the school to 5Live's Julian Worricker.

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