Trouble Flares at Belfast Protest
Earlier on Friday there were protests at Cloughfern Corner at Newtownabbey, Lanark Way in west Belfast and Limestone Road in the north of the city.
Meanwhile police have appealed to loyalists planning to protest in Belfast city centre on Saturday not to do so.
“We would urge those involved in the protests, to which they have a legitimate right, to take a step back and stay out of the city centre tomorrow. The risk to the public safety of all of those involved is simply too great,” said Assistant Chief Constable Will Kerr.
Traders are also concerned about the plan to hold a protest on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
There have been protests since Monday when Belfast City Council voted to fly the union flag on designated days only.
Nationalists at Belfast City Council had wanted the union flag taken down altogether, but in the end voted on a compromise from the Alliance party that it would fly on designated days.