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08 Jul 2019 | 09:39 PM UTC

UK: Twelfth parades throughout Northern Ireland on July 12

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Twelfth parades (Protestant celebrations) throughout Northern Ireland on July 12; heightened security measures and associated transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/12/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Belfast). COUNTRY/REGION Belfast, Northern Ireland


A protestant group plans to hold several parades throughout Northern Ireland on Friday, July 12, to celebrate the Twelfth (Protestant celebration) including in Belfast, Tandragee, Lisnaskea, Pomeroy, Donemana, Augher, Coleraine, Ballyronan, Holywood, Crossgar, Rathfriland, Kilkeel, Larne, Glenavy, Carlough, Ballymena, Ballymoney, and Ahoghill. In Belfast, participants are expected to proceed through the city center to Barnett Demesme park via Royal Avenue and Donegal Place, from 09:45 (local time) to 19:30. Heightened security measures and localized transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the parades. 


Individuals in Northern Ireland are advised to anticipate crowded conditions and transportation disruptions. Individuals should allow for additional time to travel, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities. Related parades may take place elsewhere throughout the UK.


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