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Union flag protester Willie Frazer in court

The 52-year-old is charged with offences related to the ongoing flag protests in Belfast.

Image: Paul Faith/PA Wire/Press Association Images

OUTSPOKEN LOYALIST WILLIE Frazer is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court today, facing charges relating to the ongoing Union flag protests across the city.

The 52-year-old was arrested and charged with various offences including three counts of taking part in an unnotified public procession and obstructing traffic in a public place.

He was arrested on Wednesday morning in the Tandagree Road area of Markethill, county Armagh.

A statement on Frazer’s website notes that he is in “good spirits”.

Another of the Union flag demonstration organisers, 23-year-old Jamie Bryson was arrested by PSNI yesterday evening. He was detained in Bangor on suspicion of public order offences relating to the protests. He is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Belfast and other areas of Northern Ireland have seen loyalist protests and rallies since last December when the city council voted to restrict the number of days the Union flag flew over the building.

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