Police in riot gear walk through central Belfast

 
Police in riot gear walk through central Belfast
Police in riot gear walk through central Belfast January 5, 2013. Northern Irish police came under attack by pro-British loyalists on Friday as the province's first minister branded rioters "a disgrace" and said they were playing into the hands of rival militant nationalists. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councilors 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