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Security has been tight for the Queen's visit to Northern Ireland

Security has been tight for the Queen's visit to Northern Ireland

Security has been tight for the Queen's visit to Northern Ireland

One person has been injured during disturbances linked to the Queen's visit to Northern Ireland.

Republicans had erected an Irish flag and a sign which said "Eriu is our Queen" on Black Mountain in West Belfast.

A confrontation is believed to have ensued over the sign. Eriu is a goddess in Irish mythology.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland spokeswoman said on Tuesday: "Police are investigating reports of a spontaneous disturbance on Black Mountain at approx 6pm this evening. One person has been injured and has been taken to hospital."

The injuries are not life-threatening.

Earlier, police confirmed they were aware of various items having been erected on Black Mountain. There were no offences committed but police were continuing to monitor the situation.

PA