Sinn Féin councillor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has called on Belfast Chamber of Commerce President Joe Jordan to "stop politicking" and unite with political and business leaders to build the city of Belfast.
Councillor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said:
"Sadly, while others have been working full-out to end the protests and back our businesses and communities, Joe Jordan has been more interested in engaging in politicking.
"I would appeal to him to call for the protests to end and condemn the actions of the tiny minority who are disrupting business in Belfast with these protests.
"Belfast City Council is committed to helping our businesses and will not be deterred from that vital work by this type of politicking."