17/12/2012

Ministers Call For An End To The Flag Protests

The First and deputy First Minister have called for an end to the loyalist protests against the decision to reduce the number of days the Union flag is to fly at Belfast City Hall.

In their statement, Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness said: "We recognise and support the right to peaceful protest but the way forward is through dialogue.

"The current protests are damaging Christmas trade and the local economy as well as disrupting peoples' daily lives.
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"An absence of street protests would provide the space to allow us all to work together to find an agreed solution."

Many politicians have also received death threats and 40 people have been arrested.

(CD)


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