Flag protestor at Belfast City Hall
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Businesses 'paying the price' for NI flag protests

Retailers in Belfast are reporting a loss in Christmas takings following two weeks of protests across the city.

Several police officers were injured and fifteen people were arrested on Monday following dozens of demonstrations over Belfast City Council's decision to stop flying the union flag every day.

The BBC's Mark Simpson said the threat of violence is deterring shoppers from entering the city.

  • 18 Dec 2012