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Muslim procession closes roads in Fishwick

Posted on - 31st July, 2016 - 5:41pm | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, Preston News, Roads, St Matthews, Transport
The procession making its way through Fishwick

The procession making its way through Fishwick

Hundreds of Muslims have taken part in an annual procession through Fishwick.

Beginning in Waverley Park and making its way to the YMCA in Samuel Street there were road closures in place for the two hour parade.

New Hall Lane was shut from the junction with Hawarden Road to Amhem Road from 2pm to 3.30pm.

Amhem Road, Fishwick Parade and Samuel Street were closed between 2pm and 5pm.

The procession arrives at the YMCA

The procession arrives at the YMCA

One bystander said they saw men whipping themselves during the course of the procession.

Read more: Preston Muslim procession marks birthday of the Prophet Mohammed

A car parked on a corner in Samuel Street

A car parked on a corner in Samuel Street

Residents in the area reported double parking down Samuel Street, blocking traffic in the area.

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