Protests: Mike Nesbitt platform

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt and east Belfast community worker Jim Wilson pictured after the meeting.

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt and east Belfast community worker Jim Wilson pictured after the meeting.

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I HAVE said often since December 3 that I support the principle of the democratic right to lawful, peaceful street protest.

However, when street protest carries a high risk of being followed by violence, such as we saw this weekend, and have seen since the attempted murder of a female officer over a month ago, I believe we should seek an alternative.

What could the street protests over the Union Flag have achieved?

 

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