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Ireland's political differences spill into Huntsville's St. Patrick's Day parade

The political feud is between people who want Ireland to have a close relationship with Great Britain and people on the other side who want Ireland to stand on its own.

Posted: Mar. 17, 2019 9:13 PM
Updated: Mar. 17, 2019 9:16 PM

The people who put together Huntsville's St. Patrick's Day parade are apologizing. It's all because someone at the parade yelled "terrorists" at a boy carrying a flag for a Catholic group.

The episode apparently boils down to political differences in Ireland. The man yelled out that the group of Irish Catholics were “terrorists.”

Parade organizers say the man supports a unionist ideology. Unionists are, for the most part, Protestant and want a close relationship between Ireland and Great Britain. Nationalists, on the other hand, are typically Roman Catholic and want Ireland to stand on its own.

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