100,000 Orangemen march to commemorate Protestant victory in 1690.

The defeat of Catholic King James II by Protestant King William of Orange was marked throughout Northern Ireland by Orange parades on 12 July 1990. 40 gallons of water from the River Boyne were sprinkled in the heart of Belfast. The annual day of loyalist celebration began at midnight with traditional bonfires. By 10am, an estimated 100,000 men were on the march at 18 different venues. The British Army erected 25-foot screens at potential flashpoints, cutting nationalist areas off from the parade.

Brendan Wright reports for RTÉ News on 12 July 1990.