The Orange Order is planning protests against a decision to ban a parade past a
flashpoint in north Belfast.
Orangemen claim the Parades Commission created a crisis when it decided to prevent the annual march in Ardoyne on July 12.
However, they insisted the demonstrations will be peaceful.
Senior Belfast Orangeman Spencer Beattie said: "We request that the Parades Commission is no longer recognised, acknowledged or engaged with by any member of the Unionist community."
It is understood one of the protests will be held close to the disputed stretch of road in Ardoyne.
The commission ruled that Orange Order members and bandsmen can walk on the contested stretch of Crumlin Road this morning but for the first time has blocked their return march in the evening.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers said: "I do not have a legal power to intervene in the commission determination. That power is only triggered with an application from the chief constable. The chief has not said anything to me and I don't believe for a moment that he will."
On Wednesday, Democratic Unionist MP for North Belfast Nigel Dodds was expelled from the Commons after accusing Ms Villiers of deliberate deception. The DUP claims the minister could do more to tackle the issue.
An extra 630 police officers are being drafted in from across the UK, including Scotland, to help the PSNI keep peace over the 12th.
Most Popular Stories
- Neighbor Warns Chris Brown to Stay Off His Property
- Venezuelan Officials Banned From Traveling in U.S.
- As Jobs Market Strengthens, Many Don't Feel It
- WWE Showing Off Its Muscles
- Islamic State Fights for Control of Syrian Oil Wealth
- Hispanic Arts Leaders Unite Across the Border
- House Votes to Sue Obama
- Adrienne Bailon Disses Ex-Lover Rob Kardashian
- Exxon Profit Rises, Production Drops
- Target Taps Pepsi Exec as New CEO