British peacekeeping troops arrested three men and a woman in Armagh on Monday (30 March) after a parade and rally to commemorate the 1916 Irish Easter Uprising ended in street fighting.
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Background: British peacekeeping troops arrested three men and a woman in Armagh on Monday (30 March) after a parade and rally to commemorate the 1916 Irish Easter Uprising ended in street fighting.
The trouble in Armagh, a border city with a population of 125,000, came after more than 1,000 people peacefully marched to a cemetery to pay tribute to those who died in the 1916 uprising.
At the end of the march an unruly crowd of about 150 started to move towards Armagh's city centre. They jeered and stoned Ulster police and British troops on the way.
Squads of British troops, who have been keeping a tense peace in Northern Ireland since last August's bloody religious riots, moved in to catch the ringleaders and disperse the crowd.
When the troops reached the catholic district known as the Shambles they were greeted with a hail of stones but they pressed on to scatter the crowd.
The arrests brought the number of persons detained during demonstrations throughout the province on Easter weekend to 37. The largest number of arrests was made in Londonderry on Sunday (29 March) when 21 people were held after hundreds of stone throwing catholics demonstrators attacked a police barracks.
There is one final Easter Parade on Tuesday (31 March) by Junior Orangemen in Belfast but police say hope the worst of the trouble is over.