A loyalist protester waves a union flag as he demonstrate against restrictions on flying the flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast

 
A loyalist protester waves a union flag as he demonstrate against restrictions on flying the flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast
A loyalist protester waves a union flag as he demonstrate against restrictions on flying the flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Protests began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councillors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton