Tweeting the twelfth

Since Mark and company will be in the field (in all senses), I’ll try and keep a feed running here on CoverItLive which will automatically update from twitter. At the moment it includes the most common hashtags (#twelfth, obviously, and #orangefest, #niparades and #glorious12th) but I can include others if people feel they are trending sufficiently.

You can comment below or use the hashtags and join in via twitter. Anyone who wants to relay tweets into the comments can feel free to do so, but should include the original address (@theirname).

I’m happy to broaden out this experiment in small media if people want to include other links (YouTube, Flickr, Audioboo etc) in their comments below although within reason (or I may flag it with a disclaimer).

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  • Keithbelfast

    It’ll be interesting to see how the police handle the on-street drinking in the town centre this year.

  • Mark McGregor


    Embedding Coveritlive is a real pain on this platform. IIRC you need to do it in visual mode, update the blog and stay out of the HTML function. If you change to HTML or go in to edit the code will be corrupted and you’ll need to paste the embed back in while in visual editing.

    If it causes you problems feel free to give me a shout. Though Mick was working on one too so maybe you should give him a shout?

  • carnmoney.guy

    If you where on duty would you be bothered lifting drink from kids….only tomorrow for your commanders to apologise…….

  • John Ó Néill

    Cheers Mark. I tried as many embeds as I could. None worked (even with identical source code). If Mick runs a tracker session, I’ll pull this one. A twitter sidebar widget for topical hashtags would be useful.

    As it is, I’ll capture a summary at 12 and in the a.m. then see what happens.

  • Mick Fealty


    I’ll set it up, and put it in here…

  • John Ó Néill

    I’ll leave the linked session open until 8 am tomorrow.

    As of now the only incidents being reported appear to be in and around Belfast, with Broadway and the Oldpark being mentioned (Rosapenna) over the last hour.

    Reports from @BBCMarkSimpson of a bus being hijacked on the Falls Rd and driven at police lines. At least one report of water cannon at Broadway.
    From the Oldpark, @MartinMcAuley reporting substantial crowds around on the Oldpark Road with water cannon also present.

    A lot of references to Polish flags on bonfires.

  • HeinzGuderian

    *Dissident rioters*,according to the local shinner. Indeed,how could it be otherwise……..

  • keano10

    Went to the KFC in Donegall Place in The City Centre at 12.30 lunchtime (as I’m working in Town today). Totally shocked at the almost paralytic state of bandsmen in that rea.

    In particular there is one band named (“The Pride of The Shore”) whose entire line up are raucously singing Sectarian songs at the tops of their voices while jumping up and down all over the road. Even some of the more elderly Orangemen walking past are looking on in disbelief). Neil Lennon is the subject of many of the chants and plenty of UVF songs and chants as well.

    I’m guessing that this outfit hail from somewhere along The Shore Road direction but one wonders exactly what visitors make of all of this? By the way there are very very few tourists in The Wellington Place vicinity today although they could be elsewhere I guess.