Leading flags protestor Jamie Bryson has been charged with several offences by the PSNI and will appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Saturday morning.
A fellow Ulster People’s Forum member, Jim Dowson, was also arrested on Friday and is still being questioned by police.
Just before 10pm on Friday night police said they had charged a 23-year-old man arrested in Bangor, understood to be Mr Bryson, with two counts of encouraging or assisting offences under section 46 of the Serious Crime Act 2007. He was also charged with four counts of taking part in an un-notified public procession.
Pastor Mark Gordon, a friend of Mr Bryson’s, said the young loyalist is persisting with his second day of a hunger and thirst strike.
Mr Dowson, along with Mr Bryson and Willie Frazer, are high profile members of the Ulster People’s Forum, which speaks out on issues of concern to flag protestors. Mr Dowson is also a former fund-raiser for the BNP in Scotland.
The PSNI said he was arrested in east Belfast on Friday suspicion of offences relating to flag protests.