Police attacked in new flag protest

Loyalists across Northern Ireland have been protesting since councillors in Belfast voted to limit the number of days they fly the Union flag

Loyalists across Northern Ireland have been protesting since councillors in Belfast voted to limit the number of days they fly the Union flag

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Loyalists have attacked police in east Belfast in a new outbreak of street disorder linked to protests against the decision to restrict the flying of the Union Flag above the City Hall.

Officers were pelted with missiles in the Albertbridge Road area where they faced a small crowd of troublemakers, some masked and others carrying red, white and blue flags.

At one stage, a street was blocked by a burning barricade and traffic had to be diverted.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries.

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