Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Video: Loyalists and nationalists stage Clifton Street protests over Twelfth parade decision

Nationalists from the area gathered around a hundred metres away in a counter-protest.
Nationalists from the area gathered around a hundred metres away from the Loyalists in a counter-protest.

Nationalist and loyalist residents in north Belfast held separate white line protests within a short distance of each other on Wednesday afternoon.

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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