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'Shots fired' during east Belfast clashes

6 January 2013 Last updated at 07:28 GMT

Police in east Belfast have used water cannon after coming under attack from about 100 loyalist protestors for the third day in a row.

There are reports that shots were fired, as demonstrators threw bricks and smoke bombs.

The protest was the latest against a decision to limit the number of days the union flag is flown over Belfast City Hall.

Andy Martin reports.