Loyalist protesters have vowed to maintain a presence close to a north Belfast flashpoint following scuffles with police.
Last night, supporters of the Ligoniel Orange lodges claimed they temporarily breached the line of PSNI officers monitoring the now nightly parade along the Woodvale Road.
Various protest activities have been taking place since the police enforced a Parades Commission determination that a July 12 Orange parade - involving three local lodges returning from the main demonstration field in south Belfast - could not pass close to the nationalist Ardoyne estate.
Violence flared on the Twelfth night and there were four further nights of serious rioting. Loyalists have since set up a protest camp as well as carrying out ‘white line’ protests on the Woodvale Road.
Speaking following last night’s incident, Winston Irvine of the PUP said the protesters’ actions were a “show of solidarity” with the Ligoniel lodges.
“The feeling on the ground is that the people will maintain a presence in that area until such times as there is a suitable solution to the matter,” he said.
Mr Irvine said that by varying their normal protest route, the Orange supporters had “caused a few moments of panic and confusion”.
“I think they [the police] were caught flat-footed because part of the parade had cut in to the Twaddell area and then cut back out onto the Woodvale Road and up onto the roundabout, just at the junction below the Ardoyne library.”
The area was reported to be quiet late last night.