This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 12 °C Monday 21 May, 2018
Advertisement

Eleven arrested for blocking roads in Northern Ireland protests

The eleven have all been arrested on charges of obstructing roads as part of an ongoing protest over the flying of the Union flag.

Loyalist protesters on Saturday
Loyalist protesters on Saturday
Image: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

ELEVEN PEOPLE, INCLUDING two women, been arrested in Northern Ireland tonight after road blockages and protests.

Three men were arrested on charges of disorderly behaviour and obstructing a highway after a protest in the Waterside area of Derry.

Meanwhile six other men and two women were arrested also on the charge of obstructing a highway following a protest on a dual carriageway in east Belfast.

The so-called Operation Standstill is the latest element to the loyalist protests which have been ongoing since 2 December over the flying of the Union flag in Northern Ireland.

A large number of roads were closed and diversions were in place as the roads were occupied by protesters.

Read: Arrests following Derry flag protest >

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

Read next:

COMMENTS (56)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

Leave a commentcancel