At around 4pm a crowd of loyalists gathered on Clifton Street close to Carlisle Circus in protest to Tuesday's Parades Commission decision to ban the return leg of an Orange Order parade in the Ardoyne area on the Twelfth.
A short time later nationalists from the area gathered around a hundred metres away.
Several brandished Irish tri-colours before taking to the middle of the road for a white line demonstration.
There was a large police presence in the area with a raft of PSNI Land Rovers parked close by.
Passing cars tooted horns and there were several chants shouted from both groups during the gathering.
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