Northern Ireland

Union flag protests: 11 arrests made in Northern Ireland

Waterside protest
Image caption A number of arrests were made in Londonderry's Waterside area

Eleven people have been arrested during union flag protests across Northern Ireland on Monday evening.

Three of them - all men - were arrested in Londonderry's Waterside area. They were later released on bail.

They were questioned about several offences including disorderly behaviour and obstructing a highway.

Six males and two females were arrested on suspicion of obstructing a highway following a protest on the Knock dual carriageway in east Belfast.

A number of roads were blocked for a time on Monday evening in Belfast, including parts of the Lisburn Road in the south of the city and the Albertbridge Road in the east.

Protests have been ongoing since Belfast City Council voted on 3 December to restrict the flying of the union flag to designated days only.