Mob storms Belfast City Hall over UK flag vote

Dec 3, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Anchorage Daily News

Loyalist protestors, some of them carrying British flags, gather as councillors debate whether or not to keep the flag flying at City Hall, outside City Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday, Dec.

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<quoted text>Again you attack, with inflammatory language because you are brainless. Furthermore you seem to be obsessed with the word "Paedo" maybe you protest to much,and you have something to hide. You are typical of the Proddie protestors yesterday, who cannot accept a democratic decision, whilst some of them burn and destroy political representives property, and homes.
Many decent Protestants within our community, have finally woken up to the word equality, which was part of the 1997 Good friday agreement, and maybe this was the reasoniing for the low turn out, yesterday, at belfast city hall.
These people are courageous and brave, whilst realising we need to have an understanding for both cultures. Not all protestants are bigoted, unlike yourself these people I respect.You probably, do not have the brain cells, to realise what I have just written, kiddie feeler, our correspondence has now ceased.
I am no bigot, never have been. I despise utterly you and your kind. The only equality you scum believe in is the equality of the cemetary.
You even tried to export your filthy creed abroad.
You have no saving graces, only filth, death, lies, deceit, and all things dark, evil, decrepit, perverted, unjust.In fact, your creed stands for every filthy word in the Oxford Dictionary.
Like I said before, you and your kind are to Ireland what syphillis is to the human body, a gradually debilitatinmg disease that if allowed flourish will eventually destroy all that it infests.
Do not try and ingratiate the Protestants with your filth. By the way, I am not a Protestant.I am a Roman Catholic, British to the backbone. So may you always eat and breathe the crap you espouse.
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I can't see why it is such a sensitive issue.
Most town halls in UK don't fly the UK flag on a daily baisi either.
Nobody riot about that!
Facts are that some loyalists seize any occasion to make trouble and provoke peaceful life.
there is no point in anyone talking to you,you are irritating cowardly scum!
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"some local councils try to avoid displaying it too often" because most local councils are stuffed with Britain hating pricks like yourself rio/ronan
And these councils are voted in by people.
You seem to forget that!

You have a problem with democracy perhaps?
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Democracy is fine but it is should be a compromise and not a ticket for extreme measures. Hitler was democratically elected, so was Mugabe. Collins's Free State government was democratically elected but De Valera ignored the democratic principle with tragic consequences.
Since 1972 the Union Flag has been the official flag of Northern Ireland. It was unfortunate that the 1921-1972 Northern Ireland flag (Red Cross, six sided star, crown and Red hand of Ulster) was provocatively Unionist Protestant. It is also true that the tricolour, though ostensibly representing the Orange and the Green political strands, is the flag of the Irish Republic (a not very successful state with a nepotistic inept political tradition) and also associated with the Irish Republican Army whose military campaigns in Northern Ireland were as incompetent and bloody as the British Army’s. The decision to limit the number of days for flying the Union flag in Belfast was a democratic but immensely stupid decision, the consequences of which were entirely predictable. That said, despite the Union flag’s official status, the Union and Tricolour are political faction flags in Northern Ireland, a country where “Orange” citizens such as myself can and do carry both British and Irish passports, want a united Ireland and have tried to learn the Irish language. Neither flag is acceptable to the population as a whole. Recently a Dutch designer produced a flag for Northern Ireland that includes a stylised portrayal of the Giant’s Causeway and six flax flowers representing the six counties. I hope it catches on although sectarianism will still be around long after the Giant’s Causeway has eroded away.

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