Saturday, January 5, 2013

Belfast Police Injured In 'Sustained Attack'

Several officers have been injured in east Belfast after a crowd of up to 300 people hurled fireworks, bricks and petrol bombs during "a sustained attack", the Police Service of Northern Ireland has said.

A PSNI spokesman said several arrests were made after the public disorder in the Castlereagh Street and Templemore Avenue areas overnight.

It comes after 10 police officers were injured on Thursday during a demonstration against the decision to reduce the number of days the Union flag is flown from City Hall.