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Petrol bombs thown at Derry police

The main Apprentice Boys march in Derry passed off peacefully, however a car was hijacked and set alight and police were targeted with petrol bombs afterwards.

File photo of an Apprentice Boys march.
File photo of an Apprentice Boys march.
Image: Niall Carson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

POLICE IN DERRY have been targeted with petrol bombs following an Apprentice Boys celebration to mark the siege of Derry, which was attended by more than 10,000 people.

The main march passed off peacefully according to Chief Superintendent Steve Martin, reports RTÉ. However, a Royal Mail van was stolen and set alight and there were several other incidents of people attempting to hijack vehicles, reports the Irish Times.

Police have asked motorists in the area to remain vigilant.

Meanwhile, dissident republicans have staged a protest in the Bogside, UTV reports.

Hundreds of police were on the streets for the march, which was attended by Catholic priest Fr Michael Canny as well as Protestant minister Reverend Gordon Latimore.

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