Union flag being taken down outside Belfast City Hall
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Union flag taken down in Belfast

The Union flag has been lowered over Belfast City Hall, having been flown for the first time since the city council decided to restrict the number of days it is used.

The flag was raised to mark the Duchess of Cambridge's birthday, and was lowered just before 19:00 GMT.

After six consecutive nights of rioting in the city, the BBC's James Cook said there were reports of just two protests on Wednesday night, both of them small.

  • 09 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK