Three separate nationalist residents groups in north Belfast are set to protest at a Royal Black Preceptory parade next Saturday.
Thousands of brethren across Northern Ireland will take part in the Institution’s Last Saturday parade at venues across the Province.
Last night the Parades Commission ruled that bands accompanying the parade must only play a single drum beat while passing close to the nationalist Carrick Hill area and may only play hymns while passing St Patrick’s church on Donegall Street.
The Carrick Hill and New Lodge and North Queen Street residents groups have been allowed to hold separate protests on Clifton Street, each numbering up to 50 people on Donegall Street.
While a new group - Stanhope Street and Concerned Friends Group - has also been permitted of no more than 20 people on Clifton Street.
In it’s determination the Parades Commission said: “This Commission is aware of the particularly difficult and sensitive parades and parade related protests in the Donegall Street and Clifton Street area ... The Commission does not how this number of protest groups will help progress dialogue in this area”.