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In pics: Controversial Republican parade passes peacefully in Tyrone

A minority of protesters shouted angrily and one demonstrator temporarily broke through a security barrier amid emotional scenes.

THE CONTROVERSIAL REPUBLICAN parade passed mostly peacefully in Castlederg, Co Tyrone his afternoon.

Loyalists protested at the march which, commemorates IRA men killed during the Troubles, in particular, two men who were killed in a bomb they were planting in Castlederg in 1973, one of the most bombed towns in Northern Ireland.

A minority of protesters shouted angrily and one demonstrator temporarily broke through a security barrier amid emotional scenes.

It follows a night of unrest on Friday during Loyalist rioting in Belfast, which resulted in 26 PSNI officers injured.

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers had called for the “deeply insensitive” parade to be called off on Friday. While earlier today she appealed for calm on both sides.

Here is today’s Republican parade and loyalist protesters in pictures:

In pics: Controversial Republican parade passes peacefully in Tyrone
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    (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
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    Sinn Fein supporters carry pictures of dead IRA volunteers . Pic: Julien Behal/PA Wire
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    A placard commerating IRA volunteers in a housing estate in Castlederg. Pic: Julien Behal/PA Wire
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    Sinn Fein supporters parade pass Castlederg PSNI station. Pic: Julien Behal/PA Wire
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    The Irish Republican's parade through the town. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
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    Victims and members of the public hold a prayer service in protest at the Irish Republican parade passing through the town. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
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    A Loyalist protestor cries as she holds up a picture of IRA victims in Castlederg. Pic: Julien Behal/PA Wire
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    DUP's Gregory Campbell. Pic: Julien Behal/PA Wire
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    Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly at the controversal parade by Sinn Fein. Pic: Julien Behal/PA Wire
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    PSNI officers in Castlederg. Pic: Julien Behal/PA Wire
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    Loyalist protestors hold pictures of IRA victims. Pic: Julien Behal/PA Wire

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