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Trouble flares during loyal order parade in Liverpool

TWO men were arrested after violence erupted during a loyal order parade in Liverpool at the weekend.

It is understood scuffles broke out as a parade, believed to have been organised by the Apprentice Boys of Derry, as it passed an Irish bar in Renshaw Street in Liverpool city centre at around 7.25pm on Saturday.

A Merseyside Police spokesman last night said that a man “was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and a second male was arrested for a public order offence”.

There were no reports of anyone being injured.

Some passers-by filmed the violence, later posting some of the video clips online.

In one video a man is seen being held in a headlock while being punched by several other men.

It has been reported that a car belonging to a passer-by was also damaged.