Three arrests in St Pat's Day trouble

Published Monday, 17 March 2014
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Three people have been arrested during St Patrick's Day disorder.

Three arrests in St Pat's Day trouble
There was minor disorder as crowds gathered in Belfast on St Patrick's Day (© Pacemaker)

A 57-year-old man was arrested at about 11.45am on Monday in Castle Street in Belfast on suspicion of disorderly behaviour, resisting police and assault on police. He remains in custody.

A 23-year-old man was arrested in Donegall Place at 2.45pm on suspicion of common assault on a 32-year-old man. He is in custody too.

Meanwhile a 20-year-old man was arrested in the Agincourt Avenue of south Belfast area at 4.15pm on suspicion of disorderly behaviour. He is also still in custody.

Police said they received a report of a crowd in the area of Cornmarket in Belfast and a flag protest near Belfast City Hall shortly after 12.15pm on Monday.

They said the two groups were kept apart and there were no reports of any disorder.

Later, police received a report of a disorderly crowd in Cornmarket shortly after 3.30pm, with some people in the crowd throwing bottles. The crowd dispersed shortly before 4.30pm.

© UTV News
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55 Comments
hahahaha in belfast wrote (179 days ago):
thomas he didnt drive out actual serpents snakes is another word for the pagans who lived in ireland thats who he drove out lol
Michael in South belfast wrote (181 days ago):
As a Protestant who went to the parade, the only trouble I seen was from the flag protestors. Obviously people are drinking but it's no different to people drinking on the 12th. Get over yourselves for god sake
Ireland in belfast wrote (181 days ago):
(Observer in UK)St Patrick's day always brings tourism and business to traders and to the country. What about the 106 arrests on the 12th of July? should we ban that? or better still the 560 charged or reported over flag protests? Witch cost Belfast businesses £15m plus another 28m to police!
Conor in Belfast wrote (181 days ago):
Thomas in Temlepatrick, you do realise that snakes is a metaphor, don't you??
lol in belfast wrote (181 days ago):
grow up a "fleg" protest on paddys day... sure that wasn't to annoy or intimidate lol... police taking tricoulors of people disgrace ban the twelth its based on genocide paddys day is about a patriot saint of eire
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