NI Apprentice Boys parade passes off peacefully

 

An Apprentice Boys feeder parade in north Belfast has passed off without incident.

The parade, made up of one band and 16 Apprentice Boys, passed a predominantly nationalist area of the Ardoyne.

There were no nationalist protests and a low police presence.

PSNI Superintendent Gary White said: "All the people of this area in north Belfast are to be commended on the work undertaken before this parade."

This had ensured its peaceful passage, he said.

"We had the lowest police presence here for many years and this reflects the work undertaken by both communities."

In accordance with a Parades Commission ruling, no music was played as it passed the contentious area.