Two police officers injured in Belfast violence

Two police officers have been injured in violence during a loyalist flag protest in Belfast city centre.

A heavy police presence tackled around 200 people who gathered in the Shaftesbury Square area of the city.

A water cannon was used to disperse crowds of people when bottles and missiles were thrown at police officers.

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