Belfast city centre was the scene of a large loyalist parade on Saturday afternoon as bands and their supporters gathered outside the City Hall and marched down Royal Avenue.
While crowds of 10,000 had been expected, the number gathered was closer to 2,000.
A Parades Commission ruling stated that the parade should being at 12.30pm and be clear of the city centre by 1pm but those present waited until 1.30pm before setting off.
Police warned protestors from before 12.30pm that they should clear the area with the next half hour but those there were defiant.
One woman, the first to arrive at the City Hall just before noon, told the News Letter: “Our protest each Saturday is from 1pm to 2pm and it will be the same today.”
Bands played music to loud cheering and applause when they set off amid police signs stating ‘This parade is now unlawful’.
A number of police Land Rovers were in the area as well as officers, one of whom was seen filming the marchers as they walked by.
Shoppers and store staff were among those who came out on the street to watch what was going on. Many supporters lined the route down Royal Avenue.
Some of those taking part in the parade wore t-shirts calling for the Parades Commission to be disbanded.
The parade turned left at the junction with North Street and headed for Shankill Orange Hall.
Many of those marching are expected to head for Woodvale where there is an ongoing protest at Twaddell Avenue.