PEACEFUL UNION FLAG PROTEST AT BELFAST CITY HALL

Union flag protetors at Belfast City Hall

Union flag protetors at Belfast City Hall

HUNDREDS of people have gathered at Belfast City Hall for a peaceful Union flag protest.

Police are also out in numbers in and around the City Hall.

It has now become a regular Saturday gathering for loyalists furious over the Belfast City Council decision taken on December 3 to only fly the Union flag on designated days.

Following the rally, protestors will walk back to east Belfast via Middlepath Street, just skirting the fringee of the nationalist Short Strand.

Political, religious, community and paramilitary leaders earlier this week called for an end to the violence which marred last week’s Union flag protest.

The peace call and leaflet campaign was also supported by the UVF, UDA and Red Hand Commando.

Riot police on duty at Belfast City Hall

Riot police on duty at Belfast City Hall

The trouble left 29 people injured.

The trouble flared after nationalists first attacked loyalists which erupted into hand and hand fighting.

 

 

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5 Responses to PEACEFUL UNION FLAG PROTEST AT BELFAST CITY HALL

  1. bill says:

    was at city hall protest today, as usual was a peaceful protest, there was in access of 300 psni wagons, all carrying one driver and 5 riot police, over kill or what, i took pics of two officers pissing what they thought was behind a wall but was infact in full of myself and my friends and when we started shouting at them to stop a group of them waved and gave us the two finger salute, i have pics of this happening

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