Crumlin Road protests will continue say County Grand Lodge of Belfast

Saturday 6th August 2016 - Presseye News 

Orange lodge suspends Twaddell protest. General views of the Camp taken on Saturday 8th August ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )

Saturday 6th August 2016 - Presseye News Orange lodge suspends Twaddell protest. General views of the Camp taken on Saturday 8th August ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )

The County Grand Orange Lodge of Belfast has pledged that the protests at Twaddell Avenue will continue despite one of the Ligoniel lodges announcing that it has halted its protests.

In a statement issued on Friday night, Ballysillan LOL 1891 said it was stopping its protests against the controversial decision to prevent the return parade on July 12 going past Ardoyne shops.

Saturday 6th August 2016 - Presseye News 

Orange lodge suspends Twaddell protest. General views of the Camp taken on Saturday 8th August ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )

Saturday 6th August 2016 - Presseye News Orange lodge suspends Twaddell protest. General views of the Camp taken on Saturday 8th August ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )

In the hard-hitting statement, the lodge criticised the recent talks process which failed to yield a resolution ahead of the Twelfth.

But in a statement of its own on Saturday, the County Grand Orange Lodge of Belfast pledged that a protest will continue “until a resolution is found”.

The statement said: “The County Grand Orange Lodge of Belfast notes the public comments of Ballysillan LOL 1891 and respects their decision to suspend their participation in any further protests regarding securing a homeward parade along the Crumlin Road.

“However the protest will continue until a resolution is found. There will be no further public comment by the Orange Institution on this development.”

The Ballysillan lodge held a final protest in the area on Saturday.