Union flag dispute: McGuinness wants more from political leaders


Northern Ireland's deputy first minister has said more is needed from political leaders to end violent protests around the union flag issue.

Martin McGuinness was speaking on a visit to the Short Strand area of east Belfast.

He said political leaders needed to stand "shoulder to shoulder".

Mr McGuiness also said police and the courts needed to deal with "lawbreakers". A total of 101 police officers have been injured in riots.

Martina Purdy reports for BBC Newsline.

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