Published Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Police said a number of people breached police lines. (© UTV)
Police confirmed that demonstrators broke through on Woodvale Road and Twaddell Avenue and made their way to the Crumlin Road roundabout.
A video posted online shows police in riot gear at the roundabout where Orange Lodge members and supporters gathered.
A PSNI spokesperson said they were prevented going any further using officers with shields and land rovers.
Police said protestors blocked Twaddell Avenue at the Crumlin Road for a short period of time before dispersing.
Police are currently investigating the incident.
The planned protest, which began at 7.30pm, was organised by a Ligoniel Orange Lodge was notified to police and the Parades Commission and was not deemed sensitive.
The notified route was Woodvale Road, Woodvale Parade and Twadell Avenue.
Protests have been ongoing in the area since the Parades Commission determination which prevented an Orange Order march from walking past the Ardoyne shopfronts on 12 July.
A number of parades have been prevented from going beyond the Woodvale Road junction.
Reacting on Tuesday, Sinn Féin North Belfast MLA Carál Ní Chuilín, stated: "This illegal attempt by loyalists to march through Ardoyne last night was highly provocative and increases tensions in the area.
"I will be addressing these concerns with the PSNI at a senior level and will be expecting action being taken against those involved."
She added: "This illegal parade involved marchers with orange collarettes, bands and known loyalists.
"The fact that the parade was able to march so close to the Ardoyne interface raises questions about the PSNI response and resources in the area.
"Unionists need to show leadership and use their influence to defuse this tension which is clearly centred in an alliance between the UVF and Orange Order in Belfast."
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