Northern Ireland

2000 attend RIR parade protest in Belfast

Protesters outside Belfast City Hall
Image caption Protesters outside Belfast City Hall

Around 2000 people have gathered for an illegal demonstration in Belfast City Centre.

The protest at the City Hall is against decisions not to hold an RIR homecoming parade in Belfast.

A number of city councillors are expected shortly to deliver speeches at the gathering, which started at around 1300 BST.

It is expected to go on until 1430 BST. Royal Avenue and Donegall Place are closed off to traffic.

The police are in attendance, but are some distance away.