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Fresh clashes in Belfast amid flags protest

Loyalists and nationalists have clashed in east Belfast after a union flag protest in the city centre on Saturday.

It happened as loyalists returned from a demonstration at city hall, against the council's decision to limit the number of days the union flag is flown.

Rocks and fireworks were thrown at Albertbridge Road, near the nationalist Short Strand. Police used water cannon and fired a number of plastic bullets.

Five officers were injured in the violence at Castlereagh Street.

Chris Buckler reports.

  • 12 Jan 2013
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