Northern Ireland

Further flag protests in Belfast

Flag protesters
Image caption The protests have now entered a second week

There were further protests in Belfast on Wednesday over the decision to reduce the number of days on which the union flag is flown on the city hall.

About 30 loyalists gathered outside the office of Alliance MP Naomi Long on the Newtownards Road in the east of the city. There was no traffic disruption.

Protesters with union flags blocked the Albertbridge Road at its junction with Cluan Place.

Protestors stopped traffic on the Ormeau Road until police moved them.

A small crowd also came out onto the Shankill Road.