Police officers injured in Northern Ireland as Loyalists riot over right to fly the Union Flag

Police officers injured in Northern Ireland as loyalists protests reignite over ban on flying the Union Flag over Belfast City Hall Crowd of up to 300 people hurled fireworks, bricks and petrol bombs PUBLISHED: 02:35 GMT, 5 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:36 GMT, 5 January 2013 Several police officers were injured in Northern Ireland last night as loyalist protests reignited over the ban on flying the Union Flag over Belfast City Hall. A crowd of up to 300 people hurled fireworks, bricks and petrol bombs during a sustained attack on officers in east Belfast