FLAG protest leader Jamie Bryson has been freed from prison on strict bail conditions which include him being electronically tagged.
The 23-year-old Ulster People's Forum chairman spent a month in Maghaberry jail facing six charges linked to the dispute including encouraging or assisting offences and taking part in unnotified public processions.
Bryson has been refused High Court bail twice but his lawyer told Belfast Magistrates Court yesterday that he agreed to 11 conditions laid down by police who no longer objected to his release.
The bail terms are the toughest imposed on any of the flag protesters yet.
Among them are that Bryson must not take part in protests, give speeches or media interviews about the flags issue or use social media to make comments before, during or after protests.
He also agreed not to go within a mile of any protests or within four miles of Belfast City Hall except when he has to attend court.
The only telecommunications device he is permitted to use is a landline phone, for contacting his solicitor.
Bryson must live at his family home at Rosepark in Donaghadee, Co Down, and observe an 8pm to 7am curfew.
He must not wear clothing in such a way that it would conceal his identity.
He must sign bail at Newtownards Police Station each day.
Bryson was granted bail of £500. His mother Louise, who was in court, agreed to stand surety in a similar amount.
Outside the court Bryson's relatives hugged each other.
He is due to reappear before the same court on April 25.
Bryson, lead spokesman for the Ulster People's Forum during three months of loyalist flag protests, was arrested last month at the home of a friend in Bangor, Co Down.
He had refused to hand himself in to police, even posting an online video mocking Chief Constable Matt Baggott.