Councillor Moira Hendron is a member of the Alliance Party she spoke to ITV Daybreak.
She said that there were certain issues in Northern Ireland that have to be faced up to and the flying of the union flag is one of them.
Twenty-nine police officers were injured during sectarian riots between republicans and loyalists in east Belfast today.
The union flag will be raised at dawn over Belfast City Hall for the first time since the dispute began last month.
Police were attacked for a third night, with frontline officers reportedly coming under gunfire as new loyalist trouble erupted in Belfast.