Mayor of Derry Cllr Brenda Stevenson has congratulated everyone involved in the Apprentice Boys’ annual parade which passed off peacefully in the city at the weekend.
Over 35,000 people attended the event with the PSNI describing the atmosphere as “carnival-like.”
Two people were arrested following the parade.
Mayor Stevenson said she was hugely proud of the city and extended her thanks to everyone involved in organising such a successful event, in particular the work carried out on the ground by community workers in interface areas.
She said: “I am delighted the weekend passed off peacefully and would like to congratulate all those people who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to plan this event and to talk, listen and negotiate with one another and to show respect and tolerance.
“Once again our city has excelled itself and shown a good example to the rest of Northern Ireland and beyond on how successful partnership working is the way forward to deal with parading.”