Flag protestor Jamie Bryson has parade ban lifted
High-profile union flag protestor Jamie Bryson is no longer banned from attending parades.
The 24-year-old, who faces charges of participating in unlawful processions, had been prohibited from being within a mile of any demonstration as part of his bail terms.
But a judge at Belfast Magistrates' Court today granted a defence application for the condition to be lifted.
Bryson can now go to events over the marching season so long as they comply with Parades Commission notification requirements.
He must also inform police of his plans in advance.
Bryson, from Rosepark in Donaghadee, Co Down, is accused of four counts of taking part in un-notified public processions.
He faces a further charge of obstructing traffic on Belfast's Newtownards Road.
All of the alleged offences are linked to demonstrations following the decision in December 2012 to restrict the flying of the union flag at City Hall.
Bryson is set to contest the charges at a hearing listed for July.
Previous prohibitions on him making public speeches, using social media and giving press interviews in connection with the flags dispute have already been relaxed.
In court today defence barrister Richard McConkey sought permission for his client to now be allowed to attend notified and lawful processions.
With no opposition from police, District Judge Fiona Bagnall granted the application.
She also agreed to suspend Bryson's bail terms for a two-week period this month so that he can go on holiday to an undisclosed location.
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