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Pot protest: Belfast urged to cook up a deal for peace and compromise

BY DAVE WHELAN

Around 50 people armed with bells, pots and wooden spoons have called on Belfast to 'wake up' after gathering to demonstrate outside the City Hall.

The 'Casserole' demonstration, inspired by the recent peace talks chaired by Dr Richard Haass and Meghan O'Sullivan, aimed to encourage citizens of Northern Ireland and members of the civic community to take part in a peaceful gathering aimed at raising awareness of the need for political compromise.

Founder of Creative Change NI, Bronagh Lawson, said that she was ringing a bell to ask people to wake up to peace and compromise.

Organisers of the event Wake Up Belfast said that flags were not welcome.

Attending the event, Lord Mayor of Belfast Mairtin O Muilleoir, said: "Any day the ordinary people of Belfast stand outside City Hall to call for love, peace and understanding is a good day."

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