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Theresa Villiers: NI being 'held to ransom' by flag dispute

8 January 2013 Last updated at 23:42 GMT

Northern Ireland is being "held to ransom by protesters" due to the dispute over the union flag in Belfast, the secretary of state has said.

Theresa Villiers called for an end to all street demonstrations over flags - even peaceful protests - following a fifth night of rioting in east Belfast.

Mark Simpson reports.