Published Tuesday, 08 October 2013
Around 500 people took part in Saturday's parade at Twaddell Avenue. (© Presseye)
Over the weekend a senior Orangeman spoke of plans to "upscale" protests over the Parades Commission's ban on the 12 July march "up to civil disobedience".
Responding on Tuesday, spokesperson Joe Marley from the CARA residents association described County Grand Secretary William Mawhinney's comments as "reckless".
He added: "This is seen by local residents as a deliberate attempt at cranking up tensions to an already highly charged issue and can be viewed as nothing short of reckless.
We would appeal to residents and particularly young people from protestant working class areas to resist any calls from senior Orangemen or unionist politicians to get involved in any acts of civil disobedience
Joe Marley, CARA
"The fact that Billy Mawhinney was flanked by senior members of loyalism and unionism is worrying and sinister. What sort of message does this convey to broader society?"
Mr Mawhinney made the remarks during the Orange Order's weekly protest at the stretch of road which three Ligoniel lodges were banned from going past on the Twelfth.
Two applications to march the route on Saturday were rejected.
The order had requested an early morning parade and said it would hold talks with residents afterwards, as part of its Twaddell Initiative, however nationalist politicians and residents' groups turned the offer down saying there should be no pre-conditions to talks.
Senior members of the DUP have called for any protests to take place peacefully.
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