Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Man held over flag protest comments

Loyalist protests were sparked by a row over flying the Union flag in Belfast

A man has been arrested in connection with comments made on a social media site about flag protests.

The 28-year-old was detained in north Belfast.

It is understood his comments were made on a social network site such as Facebook or Twitter.

The remarks were linked to loyalist Union flag protests, one of which was being held on Saturday in Belfast city centre.

Police warned members of the public of possible disruptions and advised motorists to follow traffic diversions.

The man was later released on bail pending further police inquiries.

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