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Orange Day


   Today,  the 12th of July, especially in Northern Ireland, is celebrated by the Protestants for the victory of King William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.  In recent years the marches by members of the Orange Order, which sees itself as a champion of Protestantism and defender of a British Protestant monarch, have caused riots as they've proceeded through Catholic neighborhoods.  …

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