Sinn Fein leader: 'Sectarianism must end'

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams. Credit: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has responded to clashes in Belfast between loyalist and republican protesters over Belfast council's decision to restrict the flying of the Union flag.

Mr Adams said there should be a cross-community response. He added:

"But there can be no going back. The tiny minorities who want to cling to the past must be rejected. Sectarianism must be tackled and ended."

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