Adams: Belfast flag protests 'about two flags'15/01/2013 - 13:39:41
The Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said the decision to limit the days on which the Union flag is flown at Belfast City Hall should not be revisited.
Mr Adams said either both the Irish Tricolour and the Union flag should be flown for an equal number of days, or not at all.
The decision has sparked violent protests in Belfast and across the North.
Gerry Adams is calling on the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore to meet with residents of the Short Strand area of Belfast when he visits the North on Thursday.
The area has been the scene of some of the most violent demonstrations in recent days.
The SF President said there are two flags involved in the debate, the Union flag and the Tricolour.
Mr Adams said: "There are those who have, as they are entitled to, an allegiance or loyalty to the Union flag and there is the rest of us who have an allegiance and loyalty to the Irish national flag, as it is defined for the people of this island.
"It is about two flags and Sinn Féin's consistent position is equality or neutrality."
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