A SMALL protest against the Irish Sea border and the Northern Ireland Protocol was held at the main entrance to the Port of Belfast on Saturday. Around half a dozen people carrying Union flags and anti-EU placards gathered near the gates of the docks in the Sailortown area of the city. Ex-TUV and independent unionist councillor Jolene Bunting was among those in attendance. Officers from the Harbour Police and the PSNI were present for the demonstration which passed off without incident. It happened shortly before Irish premier Micheal Martin called on the British government to "reciprocate the generosity of spirit" shown by EU leaders on the Northern Ireland Protocol.