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Adrian Walker

Group battling to march for a cause

Peace has very nearly ­become a fighting word when it comes to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston.

This Sunday’s parade — more precisely, who can march in it — has again pitted the Allied War ­Veterans Council, which runs the annual event, against Veterans For Peace, a group of former soldiers who hope to use the ­parade as a venue to promote alternatives to war.

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