FRESH PROTESTS AS SINN FEIN RELEASE VIDEO OF LOYALIST ATTACKS AND UNION FLAG REMOVAL

 

FRESH protests are being held this evening as part of a province-wide campaign against the removal of the Union flag at Belfast City Hall.

Loyalists are marching on Tuesday evening from Dee Street in east Belfast to Belfast City Hall as they escalate their campaign.

Another protest will take place at the same time at Coleraine Council offices.

The fresh protests come after Sinn Fein released footage of last night’s loyalist mob attack on Belfast City Hall – including the removal at 6.56am this morning of the Union Jack from the building.

After a night of violence which saw Catholic homes and churches also targeted by loyalist gangs, the political blame game has started.

Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly has accused the PSNI of failing to properly handle last night’s crowd.

The party’s video footage includes one loyalist woman protestor shouting ‘No Surrender’ through a smashed City Hall window.

Police can also be seen using batons to clear the grounds of the building following attacks on cars and other property.

The video was released as Gerry Kelly revealed he has received a death threat in the aftermath of last night’s attack by a loyalist mob on the City Hall.

The Sinn Féin MLA said: “The death threat came to our North Belfast constituency office on the Antrim Road.

“The threat obviously follows in the aftermath of last night’s attack on democracy at the Belfast City Hall by loyalists.

“The people who made the threat should understand that I nor any of the other Sinn Féin representatives will be deflected from pursuing equality in the city of Belfast or anywhere else.”

Click the video to play – the removal of the Union Jack is in the last 30 seconds of the party’s video.

 

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