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Man arrested on suspicion of terrorist activity in Carrickfergus

The 42-year-old was arrested by officers investigating the Union Jack flag protests. To date, over 180 people have been charged as part of the investigation.

Image: Paul Faith/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A MAN HAS been arrested in the Carrickfergus area of Antrim by the PSNI team investigating disorder linked to the loyalist flag protests at the end of 2012 and at the start of this year.

Belfast City Council’s December decision to limit the number of days the Union Flag flew from Belfast City Hall sparked weeks of protests and violence, before the demonstrations began to peter-out after February.

Operation Dulcet officers have so far arrested over 240 people, and over 180 have been charged over public disorder offences relating to the protests.

The 42-year-old man arrested today is being held for questioning at the PSNI’s Serious Crime Suite in Antrim.

Read: Flag protester Willie Frazer in court >

Column: We need new ideas to solve the flag issue in Belfast >

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