Gerry Kelly, a member of the Northern Irish Assembly has said that the Police Service of Northern Ireland has some serious questions to answer after protesters attacked cars and security staff inside Belfast City Hall.
– Gerry Kelly, Member of the Legislative Assembly, Sinn Fein
I have to say, and I don't use these words unless I really mean them, it was a disgraceful police operation - or lack of a police operation. If that had been 1,000 or more republicans, it would have been very different. There they would not have left it that they were able to come into the back of City Hall. They indiscriminately attacked cars. We are very, very lucky that they didn't get into the building or we could have been dealing with a lot more injuries. I am angry because it's not as if they were taken by surprise. This was a well-planned protest.