Published Thursday, 23 January 2014
A man has been arrested at Belfast City Hall for disorderly behaviour. (© Simon Baxter/@simonrbaxter)
Police said they received a complaint that a male was behaving in a disorderly fashion in the Donegall Place area of Belfast shortly before 1.45pm on Thursday.
A PSNI spokeswoman continued: "Police attended the call within five minutes.
"The male had moved to a pillar outside city hall.
"Following engagement with police the male came down from the pillar at 14.31pm."
The 21-year-old man was then arrested for disorderly behaviour and disorderly conduct.
A 17-year-old male was also arrested in relation to a public order offence which occurred when he was on the pillar.
The circumstances of the incident are being reported to the Public Prosecution Service.
In December 2012 the council passed a motion to only fly the Union flag at City Hall on designated days.
The controversial decision sparked a series of loyalist protests.
Rioting also broke out in parts of Belfast and other parts of the country.
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