Call for calm after Northern Ireland protests

Politicians say days of violence over restricted flying of Union flag over Belfast building should end.

    Politicians in the UK are calling for calm after eight straight days of rioting in Northern Ireland's capital Belfast.

    Crowds of loyalist supporters, who back the province's historical ties to Britain, turned violent after it was suggested the Union flag might not be flown permanently over Belfast's main civic building.

    The politician who suggested it has had death threats as a result.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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