Belfast Christmas market closed due to march

Marchers reach City Hall bearing Union flags
Marchers reach City Hall bearing Union flags Credit: Twitter/ Darren Burn

The Christmas market in Belfast city has been temporarily closed due to concerns of violence.

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NI police car petrol-bombed

A police car with an officer inside was petrol-bombed outside the Belfast office of an Alliance MP in an attack by around 15 masked people. Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers will make an urgent statement to the Commons this afternoon.