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Love Ulster dropping Dublin rally
Rioter throws a stone as a police officer takes cover
Rioting forced last year's rally to be abandoned
The organisers of a Love Ulster rally in Dublin have withdrawn a request to hold another event in autumn after meeting Ireland's foreign minister.

Willie Frazer, of victims' group Fair, said he did not imagine any more requests for a parade would be made.

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson said an Irish foreign affairs official would liaise with representatives of victims of Republican violence in border areas.

Last year the rally was abandoned after rioting in the Republic's capital.

The decision was announced after a meeting in Dundalk involving Mr Frazer, of Families Acting for Innocent Relatives, and the Republic's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dermot Ahern brokered by Mr Donaldson.

The Lagan Valley MP said that Mr Ahern was asked to consider providing Irish diplomatic pressure to seek compensation from the Libyan government for supplying weapons used in hundreds of IRA attacks.

Forty-one people were arrested and a number of people - including police officers - were injured during last year's violence which forced the rally to be cancelled.

Disturbances broke out in O'Connell Street, where the rally was to start.

Stones and fireworks were thrown after republican demonstrators mounted a counter-march.

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