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Belfast flag row violence flares

Violence has erupted in east Belfast after loyalists staged a protest over plans to limit the days the union flag flies over City Hall.

A peaceful demonstration outside City Hall was held as councillors met for the first time since they voted in favour of the move on 3 December.

But trouble flared afterwards as protesters reached the nationalist Short Strand area.

Petrol bombs and bricks were also thrown during rioting on Robbs Road in Dundonald on Monday evening.

Chris Page reports.

  • 07 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK
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