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Man arrested after shots fired at Northern Irish police in flag riots

Loyalist protesters demonstrate against restrictions on flying Britain's union flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councillors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Loyalist protesters demonstrate against restrictions on flying Britain's union flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councillors to end the century-old...more

Loyalist protesters demonstrate against restrictions on flying Britain's union flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councillors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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A police officer in riot gear walks past people at a bus stop in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Northern Irish police came under attack by pro-British loyalists on Friday as the province's first minister branded rioters "a disgrace" and said they were playing into the hands of rival militant nationalists. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councilors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

A police officer in riot gear walks past people at a bus stop in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Northern Irish police came under attack by pro-British loyalists on Friday as the province's first minister branded rioters "a disgrace" and said they...more

A police officer in riot gear walks past people at a bus stop in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Northern Irish police came under attack by pro-British loyalists on Friday as the province's first minister branded rioters "a disgrace" and said they were playing into the hands of rival militant nationalists. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councilors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Burning debris blocks the Newtownards Road in East Belfast January 5, 2013. Violent protests flared in Northern Ireland on Saturday as loyalists renewed their anger against restrictions on flying Britain's union flag from Belfast City Hall. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Burning debris blocks the Newtownards Road in East Belfast January 5, 2013. Violent protests flared in Northern Ireland on Saturday as loyalists renewed their anger against restrictions on flying Britain's union flag from Belfast City Hall....more

Burning debris blocks the Newtownards Road in East Belfast January 5, 2013. Violent protests flared in Northern Ireland on Saturday as loyalists renewed their anger against restrictions on flying Britain's union flag from Belfast City Hall. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Police in riot gear walk past people at a bus stop in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Northern Irish police came under attack by pro-British loyalists on Friday as the province's first minister branded rioters "a disgrace" and said they were playing into the hands of rival militant nationalists. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councilors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Police in riot gear walk past people at a bus stop in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Northern Irish police came under attack by pro-British loyalists on Friday as the province's first minister branded rioters "a disgrace" and said they were playing...more

Police in riot gear walk past people at a bus stop in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Northern Irish police came under attack by pro-British loyalists on Friday as the province's first minister branded rioters "a disgrace" and said they were playing into the hands of rival militant nationalists. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councilors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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A police officer in riot gear walks past people at a bus stop in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Northern Irish police came under attack by pro-British loyalists on Friday as the province's first minister branded rioters "a disgrace" and said they were playing into the hands of rival militant nationalists. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councilors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

A police officer in riot gear walks past people at a bus stop in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Northern Irish police came under attack by pro-British loyalists on Friday as the province's first minister branded rioters "a disgrace" and said they...more

A police officer in riot gear walks past people at a bus stop in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Northern Irish police came under attack by pro-British loyalists on Friday as the province's first minister branded rioters "a disgrace" and said they were playing into the hands of rival militant nationalists. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councilors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Police in riot gear walk through central Belfast January 5, 2013. Northern Irish police came under attack by pro-British loyalists on Friday as the province's first minister branded rioters "a disgrace" and said they were playing into the hands of rival militant nationalists. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councilors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Police in riot gear walk through central Belfast January 5, 2013. Northern Irish police came under attack by pro-British loyalists on Friday as the province's first minister branded rioters "a disgrace" and said they were playing into the hands of...more

Police in riot gear walk through central Belfast January 5, 2013. Northern Irish police came under attack by pro-British loyalists on Friday as the province's first minister branded rioters "a disgrace" and said they were playing into the hands of rival militant nationalists. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councilors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Police in riot gear walk through central Belfast January 5, 2013. Northern Irish police came under attack by pro-British loyalists on Friday as the province's first minister branded rioters "a disgrace" and said they were playing into the hands of rival militant nationalists. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councilors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Police in riot gear walk through central Belfast January 5, 2013. Northern Irish police came under attack by pro-British loyalists on Friday as the province's first minister branded rioters "a disgrace" and said they were playing into the hands of...more

Police in riot gear walk through central Belfast January 5, 2013. Northern Irish police came under attack by pro-British loyalists on Friday as the province's first minister branded rioters "a disgrace" and said they were playing into the hands of rival militant nationalists. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councilors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Loyalist protesters demonstrate against restrictions on flying Britain's union flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councilors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Loyalist protesters demonstrate against restrictions on flying Britain's union flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councilors to end the century-old...more

Loyalist protesters demonstrate against restrictions on flying Britain's union flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councilors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Loyalist protesters demonstrate against restrictions on flying Britain's union flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councillors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Loyalist protesters demonstrate against restrictions on flying Britain's union flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councillors to end the century-old...more

Loyalist protesters demonstrate against restrictions on flying Britain's union flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Rioting began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councillors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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A loyalist protester waves a union flag as he demonstrate against restrictions on flying the flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Protests began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councillors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

A loyalist protester waves a union flag as he demonstrate against restrictions on flying the flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Protests began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councillors to end...more

A loyalist protester waves a union flag as he demonstrate against restrictions on flying the flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast January 5, 2013. Protests began a month ago after a vote by mostly nationalist pro-Irish councillors to end the century-old tradition of flying the British flag from Belfast City Hall every day unleashed the most sustained period of violence in the city for years. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Burning debris blocks the Newtownards Road in east Belfast January 5, 2013. Violent protests flared in Northern Ireland on Saturday as loyalists renewed their anger against restrictions on flying Britain's union flag from Belfast City Hall. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Burning debris blocks the Newtownards Road in east Belfast January 5, 2013. Violent protests flared in Northern Ireland on Saturday as loyalists renewed their anger against restrictions on flying Britain's union flag from Belfast City Hall....more

Burning debris blocks the Newtownards Road in east Belfast January 5, 2013. Violent protests flared in Northern Ireland on Saturday as loyalists renewed their anger against restrictions on flying Britain's union flag from Belfast City Hall. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Burning debris blocks the Newtownards Road in east Belfast January 5, 2013. Violent protests flared in Northern Ireland on Saturday as loyalists renewed their anger against restrictions on flying Britain's union flag from Belfast City Hall. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Burning debris blocks the Newtownards Road in east Belfast January 5, 2013. Violent protests flared in Northern Ireland on Saturday as loyalists renewed their anger against restrictions on flying Britain's union flag from Belfast City Hall....more

Burning debris blocks the Newtownards Road in east Belfast January 5, 2013. Violent protests flared in Northern Ireland on Saturday as loyalists renewed their anger against restrictions on flying Britain's union flag from Belfast City Hall. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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