Road blocked in north Belfast protest

Police and protestors have gathered at Peter's Hill.

A police roadblock in north Belfast has been removed after a peaceful protest.

Sunday, 09 December 2012
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Peter's Hill was closed to traffic on Sunday evening as around 30 people gathered in the area.

Some of the protestors were carrying or wearing Union flags and police landrovers lined part of the street.

Their demonstration is in response to the vote taken by Belfast City Council, which ruled that the Union flag should only be flown from city hall on 17 designated days throughout the year.

Police said the crowd dispersed and PSNI have moved out of the area.
In Londonderry, police are gathering evidence after a crowd of up to 300 people took part in a rally.

They walked from the Fountain Estate and Bond Street areas to the Peace Bridge, where they held a short protest

The crowd dispersed shortly before 4pm and police said the event passed off without incident.

"Police have carried out evidence gathering in relation to the actions of some of these protestors and a file will be prepared for the PPS," said a PSNI spokesperson.