Apprentice Boys of Derry Parade takes place

By Robert Skates and David Hunter

The annual Apprentice Boys of Derry parade passed off peacefully as thousands of people lined the streets.

It's one of the largest parades held in Northern Ireland, attracting one hundred and fifty bands from across the UK and Ireland every year.

Around eight thousand Apprentice Boys took part in the demonstration to commemorate the Relief of Derry in 1689.

The main parade started at 12.30 with the return leg at 5pm. Earlier Jim Brownlee from the organisation said there was a lot more to the event than the march itself.

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