Northern Ireland: United under one flag

United under one flag – Martyn Turner
12 December 2012 – The Irish Times (Dublin)

Since early December, loyalist demonstrators haveprotested violently against the decision of Belfast Municipal Council, in Northern Ireland, to only fly the British Union flag over the town hall for 17 days per year, a decision that has been welcomed by Republicans.

A total of around 30 civilians and about 40 police officers have been injured during clashes in recent days.