A police car has been petrol-bombed outside the east Belfast office of Alliance MP Naomi Long, during protests over the restriction of the flying of the Union flag at the City's Hall.
The police has told UTV that no officers were hurt in the attack but said that the incident is being treated as attempted murder.
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