Jamie Bryson: contested a series of charges linked to widespread demonstrations over the decision to restrict the flying of the union flag at Belfast City Hall, claiming he was the victim of a political prosecution.

(...) union flag at Belfast City Hall, claiming he was the victim of a political prosecution. The charges(...)

Loyalist protesters demonstrate against restrictions on flying the union flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast last January 2013. Photograph: Reuters

(...) should fly over Belfast City Hall had a “catalytic effect” in inflaming loyalist and unionist anger at(...)

First Minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson said ‘valuable progress’ had been made in the dispute over flags and parades, despite a failure to agree to proposals tabled by US diplomat Dr Richard Haass  . Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

(...), restrictions on the flying of the Union flag from Belfast City Hall and an increase in the number of bomb(...)

Loyalists in fancy dress take part in a march from the City Hall to mark the first anniversary of the council’s decision to restrict the flying of the Union flag in Belfast. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

(...) restrict the flying of the Union flag at Belfast City Hall has passed off largely peacefully.Two PSNI(...)

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness: this week told the Assembly he believes the UVF, along with elements in the Orange Order are behind the rally – an accusation denied by the order. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

(...) mark the first anniversary of the removal of the union flag from City Hall.Loyalist have been incensed(...)

Police in riot gear look on as protesters wave union flags in front of Belfast City Hall in December last year. Anniversary demonstrations have been planned. Photograph: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

(...). The Bangor event is intended as a follow-up to Saturday’s parade in Belfast city centre, which(...)

PSNI chief Matt Baggott: surge recently in dissident republican activity. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

British union flag flies over city hall.A big loyalist parade marking the first anniversary of that(...)

DUP Leader Peter Robinson addresses the DUP annual conference at the La Mon Hotel in Co Down on  Saturday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

Belfast City Council’s decision to limit the days the British union flag can fly over City Hall was(...)

DUP leader Peter Robinson with deputy leader Nigel Dodds (right) at the Democratic Unionist Party annual conference at the La Mon Hotel Co Down. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

(...) the flying of the Union flag over Belfast City Hall, they were also disgusted by the public disorder(...)

(...) the Union Flag from the City Hall except on designated days. “As a result community relations soured(...)