Raising the standard

Earlier today as the leaders of the Stormont Administration prepared to roll out the red carpet for George Bush and Gordon Brown 100s of people took to the streets to voice their opposition. At one point during the city centre rally éirígí activists gained access to City Hall, removed the Union Jack which flies above Belfast 365 days a year and in an act of solidarity and defiance raised the Iraqi flag along with a banner much to the delight of the assembled crowd.

This protest follows on from their closure of the US consulate a few days ago.