Twaddell talks row

'Twaddell camp
'Twaddell camp

Loyalist protestors at the Twaddell camp in north Belfast have called a public meeting to discuss an apparent fall-out with the Orange Order.

The protest camp was set up close to the interface with the mainly nationalist Ardoyne area after a Parades Commission determination in July last year – preventing three local Orange lodges walking along a stretch of the Crumlin Road back to their hall.

The public meeting is due to take place tomorrow evening with representatives of the Orange Order expected to attend.

It is understood the dispute has arisen over rumours that the Order had arranged meetings with Sinn Fein representatives – contrary to an agreement with the protestors not to negotiate until the lodges have been allowed to complete their return leg of the Twelfth parade.

Sources close to the camp told the News Letter there are concerns over misinformation, speculation and innuendo and that the leadership of the Order has been invited to meet the Twaddell camp committee in order to set the record straight.

When contacted last night an Orange Order spokesman declined to comment on the reports.

Meanwhile, another major loyalist march through Belfast is planned for next Saturday, however the organiser is unknown.