Fifth night of flag rioting hits Belfast
Richard HallBelfast was hit by a fifth night of rioting yesterday following protests over a decision by councillors to limit the days the union flag flies over city hall.
Close to a thousand loyalist protesters picketed Belfast City Hall as the council met for the first time since it passed the controversial motion in early December. That protest passed off without incident, but trouble flared again in the east of the city when around 250 of the protesters travelled to the area. It was the fifth night in succession that east Belfast has been blighted by disorder.
Police fired plastic bullets and water cannons were deployed in an effort to separate republican and protestant factions who were fighting at a flashpoint area on Newtownards Road.
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"Fifth night of flag rioting hits Belfast", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2013. Consulté le 23/09/2023. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/fifth-night-of-flag-rioting-hits-belfast