Special meeting to stop violent protests in Belfast

A special meeting between representatives from unionist and loyalist communities has started at the Northern Ireland Assembly as politicians try to stop violence protests in Belfast.

Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson and Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt are chairing the discussion which will focus on the restriction of the flying of the Union flag at Belfast City Hall.

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Belfast protests: Three arrests

A man and two teenagers have been arrested in Belfast during protests over the Union flag controversy.