Three charged over Twaddell flag attack

Three charged over Twaddell flag attack

Two men and a woman have been charged by police investigating damage to loyalist flags and banners at the Twaddell Avenue protest camp in north Belfast.

Just after 7.30am on Tuesday morning it was reported that a number of flags and banners were damaged in the area.It is believed three people were seen making off toward the Brompton Park area shortly after the incident - which police have been treating as a hate crime.Two men, 21 and 22, have been charged with criminal damage and provocative conduct, while a woman, 20, faces the same charges plus theft.All three are due to appear before Belfast Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.The Twaddell Avenue protest camp was established following a Parades Commission determination restricting three Orange lodges from passing the Ardoyne shops for their return parade on the Twelfth of July.The camp has been manned ever since and Orangemen and their supporters hold nightly protests over the decision.CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)

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