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Thousands march in Orange parade

Orange march
The streets of Glasgow were lined by thousands for the annual event

Thousands of people have turned out to watch the annual Orange walk through the centre of Glasgow.

There was a heavy police presence but the event, which included more than 90 bands, passed off peacefully.

A total of 8,000 marchers from more than 180 lodges took part in the parade, congregating in George Square in the city centre for a short service.

A separate march took place in Cumnock, with representatives from lodges in Argyll, Renfrewshire and Argyll.

Streets were closed off and traffic was diverted to enable the Glasgow march to take place.



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